With just weeks to go before school is supposed to start, day cares around Metro Vancouver are scrambling to make room for kids in case the teachers’ dispute isn’t resolved.
Nilda Borrino with Vancouver’s Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House says calls from parents looking for back-to-school care always ramp up this time of year, but this time, it’s unprecedented.
“We have a clientele of the Mount Pleasant community, but were getting calls from folks that are not normally in our program, so we can only accommodate a certain amount of programs because were are a licensed program, so there’s a bit of panic.”
Borrino says they will bump some youth and seniors’ programs to make room for as many school-aged kids as possible in September.
YMCA organizers also plan to take kids for full days in the fall.