Since we formed government, we’ve created thousands of child care spaces across BC, and made them more affordable. Families are already feeling the benefits, with many parents saving up to $1,600 a month per child. More still needs to be done, and it will be. Over the next three years, our government will be investing more than $2.5 billion in our Childcare BC plan.
Our goal is to make child care affordable, inclusive, and high quality for families in BC.
We are proud to be the first province to in Canada to sign an agreement to build a national low-cost child care system.
We’ve secured an investment of over $3 billion from the federal government. By working together, we’re making $10-a-day child care a reality for more families.
This agreement will lead to the creation of 30,000 new regulated early learning and child care spaces for children under the age of 6 within five years, and 40,000 spaces within seven years. These spaces will be focused on community investments that are long-term and run by public and non-profit institutions.
The agreement will fund critical services and support early childhood educators, including through the development of a wage grid.
Child care is very important to families which is why this government has made it our priority too!