Education and Early Childhood Development
April 8, 2019

Capital Renovation Grants Assist Child Care Providers in Making Quality Improvements

The Honourable Al Hawkins, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development, announced today that $6.5 million in Capital Renovation Grants has been allocated to 59 child care service providers. The grants are being provided through the $22 million three-year bi-lateral agreement with the Federal Government for early learning and child care investments. Minister Hawkins announced the grants at an event in St. John today. He was joined by the Honourable Bernard Davis, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour and MHA for Virginia Waters - Pleasantville.

Regulated child care service providers applied for the grant to assist them in making improvements to meet requirements under the new Child Care Act and Regulations implemented July, 2017. These improvements include the addition of commercial grade outdoor play equipment or completion of renovations to a child care building. The final date for submissions of applications was December 31, 2018.

A list of child care service providers availing of a Capital Renovation Grant is included in the backgrounder below.

Funding under the bi-lateral agreement is helping to address early learning and child care challenges through subsidies, grants and bursaries and is creating more quality, affordable child care for eligible families with young children.

Supporting early learning and child care reflects commitments in The Way Forward to deliver better services and better outcomes for residents. The Way Forward outlines all actions the Provincial Government is taking to achieve a strong, diversified province with a high standard of living, and can be viewed at

“We recognize that child care plays a vital role in the healthy development of children and the well-being of families throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. We were pleased to see the interest from child care providers and the level of applications received and we will continue to work with the sector to enhance quality, affordable child care.”
Honourable Al Hawkins
Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development

“This significant investment in child care facilities and play areas ensures children throughout Newfoundland and Labrador enjoy the benefits of learning in a modern, safe, and engaging environment. Our government recognizes the importance of providing the best possible opportunities for children to fully reach their potential.”
Honourable Bernard Davis
Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour and MHA for Virginia Waters - Pleasantville

“On behalf of the parents and staff of Milestones Bally Rou Early Learning Child Care Centre, I would like to express our appreciation to the Provincial Government for their financial support under the Capital Renovation Grant Program. The contribution is supporting our efforts to meet the requirements for commercial outdoor play equipment, improving the quality of our outdoor play space for the 46 young children that come to our centre every day.”
Kris Penney
Licensee of Milestones Early Learning Child Care Centre

Les subventions pour la rénovation des immobilisations aident les fournisseurs de services de garde d’enfants à améliorer la qualité de leurs services

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Education and Early Childhood Development
709-729-1692, 687-9903

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Kris Penney
Milestones Early Learning Centre


List of Child Care Service Providers Availing of Capital Renovation Grant

St. John’s Metro


Adventure Place



Apples to Zebras



Bay Bulls Child Care



Bloomsbury Child Care



Bright Ridge Child Care Inc



Children's Choice Child Care



Confederation Bldg Day care



Donna's Child Care



Early Achievers



Kidkare Children's Centre AS



Kidkare Children's Centre



Kids Kampus Paradise



Kids Kampus Pardise After School



Kids Kampus Portugal Cove After School



Kids Kampus Portugal Cove



Les p’tits cerfs-volants



Little Darlings Child Care Centre



Merry Care Day Care



Mes Amis Torbay Road



Milestones Bally Rou



Milestones Commonwealth



Milestones Freshwater Road



Milestones Park Avenue



Milestones Ricketts Road



Milestones Torbay Road



Milestones Watts Pond Road



Oak Trees and Acorns



Rainbow 2



Rainbow 3



Rainbow 4



Rainbow 5



Rainbow 6



Rainbow 8



Rainbow 9



Stay and Play



The Learning Tree Child Care Centre



The Right Start AS



The Right Start



Turtle Island Child Care Centre



Younger Years





After The Bell School Age Child Care Service



Community Education Network



Jackie Andrews (Family Child Care)



Little People Learning and Care (Family Child Care)



Melinda's Ton of Fun (Family Child Care)



Walk 'n Role (Family Child Care)





A Home Away From Home



Astros Infant Care Centre



Development Centre


Discovery Daycare



Happy Days Daycare



Keyin College Early Learning and



New Fun Land I



New Fun Land II



New Fun Land III



New Fun Land IV



New Fun Land V



New Fun Land XII



Wonder Years 1



Wonder Years 2



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