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53 New $10-A-Day Child-Care Spaces To Open Across British Columbia

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The B.C. government is moving forward with 53 prototype projects around the province to deliver affordable child care. The new service will cost families a maximum of $200 per month per child.

The prototype sites are the next major step in the government’s 10-year ChildCare BC plan.

These prototypes are being funded through an investment of $60 million under the Early Learning and Child Care (ELCC) Agreement with the Government of Canada. In total, parents of about 2,500 children will benefit from the prototype projects.

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“The Government of Canada believes that early learning and child care services should be affordable for all families,” said Jonathan Wilkinson, Member of Parliament for North Vancouver and Minister of Fisheries, Oceans, and the Canadian Coast Guard.

BC selected the sites after a call for applications in June 2018. While priority was given to sites that had infant and toddler spaces, the government has expanded eligibility to include other types of licensed child care.

“We are finding new ways to make it easier for families to get by every month and to save for the future,” said Premier John Horgan”.

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Under the initiative, child care providers at the new prototype sites will receive government funding to cover their operational and administration costs. In return, they will reduce parent fees to a maximum of $200 per month for full-time enrolment during regular hours and will share their feedback with the B.C. government to help inform the future implementation of universal care.

Approved Sites in Metro Vancouver

Vancouver

  • Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House’s Satellite Daycare
  • Collingwood Neighbourhood House
  • Hastings Park Child Care Centre
  • Langara Child Development Centre
  • Bob and Kay Ackles YMCA Nanook House
  • Woodwards YMCA Child Care
  • Hummingbird Under Three
  • Emma’s Early Learning and Care Centre

North Vancouver

  • North Shore Neighbourhood House Novaco Daycare

Burnaby

  • Fairhaven Children’s Centre
  • Burnaby Burnaby South Childcare
  • Burnaby Bee Daycare
  • Burnaby Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Child Care

Surrey

  • Alexandra Neighbourhood House Children’s Centres – Kensington Prairie
  • First Step Daycare Centre
  • Maxxine Wright Early Care & Learning Centre
  • Goldstone Learning Centres
  • The Centre for Child Development Preschool and Child Care

Coquitlam

  • Hami’s Playhouse Infant & Toddler
  • Kid’s Cottage Daycare Society
  • Little Scholars YMCA Child Care

Richmond

  • Alderwood House School

Alternative Options

Parents who are not accessing these low-cost spaces may still be eligible for support through the Affordable Child Care Benefit. The service provides up to $1,250 per child a month for families with an annual income of $111,000 or less.

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