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Child Care Programs and Services

Child Care and Family Programming

Child Care Programs and Services

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School Age Program

The City of Terrace School Age Program expects to begin offering care with limited enrolment by mid-October. We expect to be offering school age care at full capacity by no later than the beginning of 2024.

Now Accepting Applications

Please apply to have your child(ren) considered for registration. Completing an application does not automatically mean your child is in the program. The application allows staff to consider if we have the space for your child and the ability, given the other children and schools in the program, to transport your child to and from their school.

How to Apply

  1. Please complete an application form using one of these methods:
  2. Return the form to us:

Please note you must fill out one application form per child.

Next Steps

We will review applications and contact families with offers to register children in the program as demand and our program capacity allows. The process to register/enroll child(ren) in the program will be discussed with parents/guardians when they are contacted by the program staff.

Once a child is registered, program staff will invite families to the Child Care Program Space at the Sportsplex for a visit. The visit is to introduce families to the program and to prepare to welcome the child and family into the program. Steps for the child's first day at the program will be discussed during the visit and a Parent Handbook will be provided to the family.







The City of Terrace was successful in securing almost $400,000 in government funding for new child care spaces through the ChildCareBC New Spaces Fund. This fund is jointly supported by provincial investments and federal funding provided through the 2021-2022 to 2025-2026 Canada-British Columbia Canada-wide Early Learning and Child Care Agreement.

To support increased access to early learning and child care, the City of Terrace is creating 30 spaces for before- and after-school care for school-aged children. This program aims to meet one of the key needs identified in the Child Care Needs Assessment and Action Plan conducted for the City of Terrace in 2020—unmet demand for licensed child care spaces.

The City of Terrace is administering this program, which operates in the Terrace Sportsplex multipurpose room. Read more in our news release here.


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NID & Summer Camps

Kermode Kids summer camps are complete for the summer season. Thank you to all who participated!

Explore other activities for children, youth, and families on ActiveNet.


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Child Care Needs Assessment and Action Plan

Through funding provided by the B.C. Ministry of Children and Family Development, the Union of British Columbia Municipalities awarded the City of Terrace a Community Child Care Planning Grant to engage in child care planning activities and to develop a community child care space creation action plan.

The 2020 study found that accessible and affordable child care is a priority for Terrace residents and a vital component of attracting young families and meeting the growing service needs of city and regional residents. Among its findings, the child care needs assessment identified the need for more licensed spaces for all license types in the City of Terrace, except for Pre-school (2.5 years to school age) spaces.

Learn about the recommendations for our community here.