A playground, with a slide, fort and other stuff

Playschool program on hold due to lack of staff

CKTZ News, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The Cortes Island playschool is still seeking to fill two vacancies and has a lot of support and flexibility for the right candidates.

Image credit: Kids playing with their dog during sunset – Photo by Rene Bernal via Unsplash

CKTZ News spoke with Mary Lavelle, Manager of Care, and Manager of Manson’s Hall, which is where the playschool is located, falling under the umbrella of the Southern Cortes Community Association (SCCA).

She explains that the playschool has been running for over 30 years, and having no program this fall is a highly unusual situation, exacerbated by changed COVID-19 protocols, as well as needing skilled employees for a job able to only offer part-time hours on an island with a housing crisis.

Top photo credit: The playground next to the playschool stands empty during traditional program hours. Photo by Anastasia Avvakumova.