Workshop #1

Expansion Project Feasibility

Feasibility involves lots of factors. Kim and Jill will discuss how to envision the centre, the programs, and the kids  -specifically the number of children and the space needed for the programs offered. They will also talk about the costs and benefits of various locations (existing vs prospective, accommodation costs and space calculations), and look at the challenges of leasing vs. ownership. Finally, they will discuss how critical planning is to a successful project. Planning a project includes securing the support of your board, a feasible budget, adapting your strategic plan, and the time and resources needed to write a business plan. 


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Tuesday, May 9, 2023 - 2:00pm EST

A photo of Kim Hiscott

Kim Hiscott

Executive director

Kim Hiscott, RECE, is the executive director of Andrew Fleck Children’s Services, a multi-service/multi-site not-for-profit agency that has been serving Ottawa’s families since 1911. She has had several opportunities throughout her career to establish not-for-profit early learning and child care agencies and sites, including new construction projects and renovations of existing spaces.

A portrait photo of Jill Wickins

Jill Wickins


Jill Wickins is a passionate registered early childhood educator with 40 years’ experience in the early learning and care sector. As an organizational link with Compass Early Learning and Care she has a focus on operations, licensing and program development.  Jill is a value driven leader committed to creating space for collective intelligence, mentoring and building strong relationships.  Jill believes that relationships with community partners, families and children are the foundations to intentional program development leading us to rich, engaging and welcoming early learning and programs for children and their families. 

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B2C2 recognizes that its work, and the work of its community partners takes place on traditional Indigenous territories across the province. We acknowledge that there are 46 treaties and other agreements, including unceded land, that cover the territory now called Ontario. We are thankful to be able to work and live in these territories. We are thankful to the First Nations, Metis and Inuit people who have cared for these territories since time immemorial and who continue to contribute to the strength of Ontario and to all communities across the province. B2C2 is honoured to collaborate with Indigenous child care providers, families and communities throughout the various territories. B2C2 also respects the calls for action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and their significance to early childhood education and policy. We share respect for the rights of, and Canada’s obligations to, Indigenous peoples.

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