About our Centre


We warmly welcome you to Beaufort Children’s Centre.

Beaufort Children’s Centre is a licensed group child care centre offering early care and learning experiences to young children ages 18 months to 5 years.

Located on the beautiful Comox Valley campus of North Island College, Beaufort Children’s Centre is a non-profit centre that serves student, faculty, and community-based families.

BCC is operated by the non-profit Beaufort Child Care Society; as such, parents and community members make up the Board of Directors and contribute greatly to the direction and operation of the centre.

BCC is fortunate to have a very dedicated, well-qualified, and experienced team of licensed early childhood educators, many of whom have additional training in infant and toddler care and working with children who have with special needs.

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Beaufort at a Glance


  • Provided quality cared for over 20,000 families in over 20 years of service
  • Children’s ages range from 18 months to 5 years
  • Maximum of 42 children on-site at any time
  • Approx 80 families served every month
  • 12 spaces for under 3 year olds
  • 42 spaces for over 3 year olds


  • 14 licensed early childhood educators
  • 1 licensed Assistant ECE
  • 1 Administrator
  • 15 certified staff
  • Over 200 years of combined experience
  • 3 to 1 staffing ratios for under 3 year olds
  • 6 to 1 staffing ratios for over 3 year olds
  •  Low staff  turnover


  • 3 large program areas each with their own quiet room, bathroom, kitchen, office and play yard
  • Jointly designed by Early Childhood Care Educators and architects



  • Provided quality cared for over 20,000 families in over 20 years of service
  • Non-profit making society

Discover our Centre

Learn all about us, from our philosophy of care to our board of directors.
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The Centre was created in 1994, under the guidance of three women who saw the need for infant and toddler care for working parents, as there was a void for this type of care in the Valley at the time.

Mary McLennan, Shurley Mazzerolle and Vlasta Grant came together to fundraise towards the construction of the centre, while North Island College administration agreed to dedicate a piece of land at its then-new location on Ryan Road in Courtenay.