The Centre was started by a group of interested individuals and parents, along with a community business partner (Puratone Corporation), who saw a need for a child care facility in our community. After approaching the Town of Niverville and the licensing agencies, the original directors sought out a Director and Early Childhood Educators to get the Child Care Center off the ground. It was decided to have temporary space in the Heritage Centre, the heart of the community, hoping that this would become a permanent home.
Growing Minds Child Care Centre was incorporated in January 2008 and licensed by the Manitoba Early Learning and Child Care Program in August 2008. We are a non-profit organization, funded by the Provincial government and parent fees. Our program opened its doors in September 2008 with licensing for 52 children. At that time, the urgent need for infant care became a focus for the committee. A school age program was started within the year. The Centre has now grown to include 127 licensed spaces, including 24 Infants, 58 Preschool and 45 School Age spaces which are located in Growing Minds Child Care Centre’s two locations. Our Infant and Preschool Programs are located in the community center at 111-2nd Ave South and our School Age location is located at 21/25 Main St. We are pleased to say a very positive, cooperative working relationship has grown between the centre and the town. It is our hope to promote an intergenerational program within the Heritage Centre, benefiting all ages.