Yale First Nation Government

Swetexl (Swa teh hill) is a New Daycare in Hope, BC

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, BC 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 this 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

The 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.
● 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: