Welcome to the City of Beaumont Childcare Services Review

Thank you for agreeing to complete this survey that will help guide decision-making regarding the City of Beaumont Childcare Services program.
 
Good childcare matters, and is a precondition for a healthy, prosperous community.

The City of Beaumont is committed to shaping a future in which all families have access to the childcare they need, in a way that makes the best use of resources in the community, and provides certainty to parents and the employees of the program.

Beaumont has been offering childcare for 38 years. The program was born in 1980, arising from a desire to fill a gap for childcare in a community that values families, and in response to the fact there were no other meaningful alternatives for parents at the time. 

Since 1980 the City of Beaumont has grown and changed.

Today, the City of Beaumont subsidizes the municipal childcare program at about $345,000 per year; and provide physical space, administration, and management services valued at over $264,000 per year. However, in keeping with Policy 24, those additional costs are not charged to the program.

Today, all citizens contribute to the program through their municipal taxes, but only a small percentage of the parents who want to use the City program can place their children there, creating an inequity. 
 
Today, private operators have opened a growing number of private businesses delivering childcare services.

This survey is your opportunity to provide important feedback on the City of Beaumont's current childcare services model.

There is only one response per invitation. Please do not respond more than once.

The deadline for completion is Friday, April 26, 2019.

Any personal information you provide to complete this survey will be used for the purpose of helping the City of Beaumont determine its future involvement with the delivery of childcare services in the city. It is collected under the authority of section 33(c) of the Alberta Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. If you have any questions about the survey please contact:

Clemens Rettich of Grant Thornton LLP at clemens.rettich@ca.gt.com

Grant Thornton LLP is an independent organization, and will keep all individual responses confidential, and present data to the City only in aggregate form.

Comments in this survey are limited to 100 characters. If you wish to provide feedback in greater depth, please send us a message at the address above.

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