Pumpkin House Child Care Centre Celebrates Official Opening


Brian Warr, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development and Perry Trimper, MHA for Lake Melville, participated in the official opening of the new Pumpkin House Child Care Centre in Happy Valley-Goose Bay on Wednesday.

To increase access to child care for families in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, the Provincial Government contributed $907,000 toward the total cost of the new facility. With this investment, more than 120 children, including toddler, preschool and afterschool children can now be accommodated at Pumpkin House Child Care Centre and Peacock Primary School.

The Department of Children Seniors and Social Development also provided financial support through the Community Healthy Living Fund to the Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay and the Early Childhood Development Association for the development of green space and a community garden to complement the facility.