Funshine Daycare Centre Inc. (“FUNSHINE”) officially opened in April of 1988 offering 35 licensed childcare spaces. Funshine is Virden’s only licensed childcare facility, offering quality childcare for ages 12 weeks to 6 years. In 2011 Funshine started a preschool program out of the local elementary school, Mary Montgomery.
Following the successful launch of our preschool program, Funshine expanded their services and started a school age program. This program provides care before and after school as well as full time care during the summer months. With the three childcare programs in full swing, Funshine Early Learning Centre Inc. was established to represent all that “Funshine” has to offer. Funshine is a non-profit, charitable organization and we are very proud to be in operation over 30 years, with a bright future ahead.
FUNSHINE EXPANSION (FUNSHINE II)
Currently, 154 Children are on our wait list for care representing 115 families in need of childcare services. With Virden’s growing economy, these numbers continue to grow and through Funshine’s expansion project we hope to accommodate the demand for more licensed, affordable, quality childcare spaces.
Thanks to the partnership of land with Fort La Bosse School Division in December of 2012, planning and design of the facility began in conjunction with on-going fundraising events. The proposed 6000 sqft facility will have a significant impact on the current need for childcare in Virden and have a positive economic spinoff on the Town of Virden. We plan to keep our facility at 211 Oxford Street open as well, which will increase the total number of licensed spaces for our community.
NEW FACILITY HIGHLIGHTS
- 52 preschool spaces
- 12 infant spaces
- Natural light in every room
- Fully equipped kitchen to prepare healthy meals & snacks
- Classrooms that promote learning and development
- Office & staff room for planning and preparation of early learning activities