History

FUNSHINE I

Funshine Daycare Centre Inc. (“FUNSHINE”) officially opened in April of 1988 offering 35 licensed childcare spaces. Today we offer 8 infant and 32 preschool 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.

  • 32 preschool spaces

  • 8 infant spaces

  • The Oxford Street location was renovated in 2020 to upgrade and enlarge the kitchen, brighten up the space with neutral colours and more natural light, and a beautiful deck with an exterior door from the infant room was installed for easier access to outside play.

FUNSHINE II

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 6000 sq. ft. facility opened in July of 2019.

  • 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