Child Care Services Review


The purpose of this review is to provide a high-level overview of the history and current context of the Child Care Services delivered by Beaumont. The principal objective is to provide a framework for future steps and decisions to be taken by the Council of the municipality of Beaumont, with respect to the future of the Child Care Services program. This draft report is provided to gather client feedback and is subject to change.

Most of the information was gathered from interviews with, and documents provided by, Beaumont management and key staff.






Child Care Service Options


Based on the results of the internal consultation program, the following go-forward options were identified. These options were also discussed in previous studies.

  • Retain the status quo – make no strategically significant changes to the program;
  • Expansion – expand the program alone or in partnership with other players, perhaps such as the YMCA or a private provider;
  • Full cost recovery – continue to deliver the program as it is, but end subsidization;
  • Partnerships – retain or expand the program with - or transfer the responsibility of delivery to – a partner; or,
  • End involvement – end all involvement with the delivery of CCS in the community; leaving the responsibility to other organizations entirely.


Community Survey


The Grant Thornton team launched a community survey to collect important feedback from parents, and community members generally, on the City of Beaumont's childcare services and options for the future.


The deadline for completion was Friday, April 26, 2019.


How can I voice my opinion?


On behalf of Beaumont, Grant Thornton will be sending out surveys, conducting roundtables, and focus groups to ensure the perspectives of all Beaumont residents are considered.


  • As a resident of the City of Beaumont, please participate in the survey, which was open until April 26, 2019.




The purpose of this review is to provide a high-level overview of the history and current context of the Child Care Services delivered by Beaumont. The principal objective is to provide a framework for future steps and decisions to be taken by the Council of the municipality of Beaumont, with respect to the future of the Child Care Services program. This draft report is provided to gather client feedback and is subject to change.

Most of the information was gathered from interviews with, and documents provided by, Beaumont management and key staff.






Child Care Service Options


Based on the results of the internal consultation program, the following go-forward options were identified. These options were also discussed in previous studies.

  • Retain the status quo – make no strategically significant changes to the program;
  • Expansion – expand the program alone or in partnership with other players, perhaps such as the YMCA or a private provider;
  • Full cost recovery – continue to deliver the program as it is, but end subsidization;
  • Partnerships – retain or expand the program with - or transfer the responsibility of delivery to – a partner; or,
  • End involvement – end all involvement with the delivery of CCS in the community; leaving the responsibility to other organizations entirely.


Community Survey


The Grant Thornton team launched a community survey to collect important feedback from parents, and community members generally, on the City of Beaumont's childcare services and options for the future.


The deadline for completion was Friday, April 26, 2019.


How can I voice my opinion?


On behalf of Beaumont, Grant Thornton will be sending out surveys, conducting roundtables, and focus groups to ensure the perspectives of all Beaumont residents are considered.


  • As a resident of the City of Beaumont, please participate in the survey, which was open until April 26, 2019.