The province says 439 new licensed child-care spaces will be available at six elementary schools around Victoria through a $4.6 million agreement. The Greater Victoria School District is partnering with non-profit organizations to deliver the new spaces, with funding from the Childcare BC New Spaces Fund (CBCNSF). The spaces will be located at Doncaster, Frank Hobbs, Macaulay, Tillicum, Victoria West and Willows elementary schools, ranging from $477,600 to $872,800 per project. Greater Victoria School District spokeswoman Lisa McPhail said the spaces will be in 11 learning studios. There will be two at each school, except for Macaulay Elementary, which will have one. McPhail said all studios will be open at the end of 2019 with the exception of Frank Hobbs Elementary, which will open in September 2019.