About Us

UNBC Childcare is located on the campus of the University of Northern British Columbia. This million dollar facility is open to children of students, staff & faculty, and members of the Prince George community.

The Childcare Centres, in partnership with families, provides a warm, nurturing and safe environment where children learn to respect themselves, respect others, and respect their environment. The environment is set up for co-operative play, providing a balance between active and quiet times. Activities are age-appropriate and "hands on" so the children can create, explore and discover the world around them.

All new registration inquiries must be made to the Manager by email or telephone. Tours are by appointment only.

Phone: 250 960 5720

Email: kelly.thirkettle@unbc.ca


Our Programs​

Cub's Corner Toddler Centre

Twelve spaces - ages 18 months to 3 years

Raven's Nest Preschool

Eighteen spaces - ages 3 - 5 years

Porcupine Pals Daycare Centre

25 spaces - ages 3 - 5 year


 We are hiring!  If you love working with children check out the two opportunities below:


While UNBC Childcare is currently full, we recommend that you apply early where you will be placed on a waiting list. 



Free play is an integral part of the UNBC Childcare program. As stated by Dr. Neville Scarfe, one of Canada's most innovative and well-respected educators, "play is vital to childhood and adulthood, it is the most complete of all educational activities". Free play will provide opportunities for art and science activities, dramatic play, water and sand play, as well as construction, manipulative toys and woodworking.

UNBC Childcare recognizes the importance of the early years in healthy brain development and advocates for quality early childhood experiences. All our staff are certified Early Childhood Educators trained to enhance children's learning while encouraging social skills and strong self-esteem. They bring a love of children and years of experience supported by on-going professional development in childcare best practices.

UNBC Childcare is an active member of Child Care Resource and Referral (CCRR) and participates in many family-themed activities throughout the community.  We encourage you to learn more about CCRR and the services they provide to young families.