FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Hope, BC—January 10, 2018—Read Right Society (RRS), Grace Baptist Church (GBC), and Yale First Nation (YFN) are excited to announce a new project, Swetexl (Swa teh hill) in Hope, B.C. Funded by the Ministry of Children and Families Child Care Capital Funding to create new childcare spaces across BC.
Swetexl is a Halq’emeylem word meaning rainbow. It is the name given to a creative project, linking three diverse groups through a common vision and mission to:
1. increase access to quality daycare by creating new spaces,
2. offer community programs to support all ages,
3. work toward reconciliation by building bridges between faith and cultures.
Partners envision a safe place for all ages to learn and build community through these co-located services.
> Swetexl is on GBC’s property at 969 3rd Ave., Hope, BC
> Swetexl Common Area is a new location for partners (YFN, GBC, RRS) to offer community programs and services and is in the same building as Swetexl Daycare and Preschool.
> Swetexl Daycare and Preschool is administered and operated by RRS as a social enterprise
> YFN is providing indigenous curriculum support for Swetexl Daycare and Preschool
> Swetexl Daycare and Preschool is Group licensed, offering 37 child spaces.
> Swetexl Daycare and Preschool provides spaces for children ages 12-30 months, 30 months to school age, and preschool (30 months to school age).
> Swetexl Daycare and Preschool registration begins April 2018
> Swetexl Daycare and Preschool’s intended opening date is September 2018
For more information contact Swetexl leaders:
Jodi McBride, Executive Director, Read Right Society
Ken Hansen, Chief, Yale First Nation
Jeff Kuhn, Lead Pastor, Grace Baptist Church