You can help mould the Village of Cumberland’s child care action plan.

A public open house is set for Saturday, for those who want to join the conversation about the future of child care in the village.

Queenswood consultants will be at the open house.

It’s from 10:00am to noon at the Village Council Chambers.

The village is developing a child care space creation plan.

It’s to identify achievable targets for Cumberland to improve community access to child care over the next decade.

The goal is to help boost the healthy development of children and economic development, by enabling parents to return to work.

Meanwhile, parents and guardians of children under 12, or those planning on having children in the future can take a short 10 minute survey.

Connect to the survey here.

Recommendations may initiate policy and bylaw changes to the Official Community Plan, the zoning bylaw, the business licence bylaw, and associated fees and charges to improve and encourage future space creation and an environment where child care is further encouraged and supported by municipal systems.