On Thursday, July 4th, it was announced that BC is adding approximately 2,300 new child care spaces. These spaces will be added to schools, community centres and other public facilities across Vancouver.
“When families have access to quality child care, they thrive and so do our communities and our economy,” said Premier John Horgan.
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The estimated 2,300 new child care spaces will be rolled out over the next three years through a new partnership between the City of Vancouver, the provincial government, and other sectoral partners.
To make this all possible, the City of Vancouver will receive $33 million from the Childcare BC New Spaces Fund. These child care spaces will include ones or children under the age of five, as well as spaces for school-age children.
When it comes to the spaces for young children, these will be located at elementary schools, community centres and other community facilities.
To create spaces for school-age children, the city will work with other public sector bodies, such as the Vancouver School Board, Vancouver Park Board and others to make this possible.
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