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More Families In B.C. Will Benefit From $10-A-Day Child Care

Monday, February 12, 2024 at 7:10 AM

By Jay Herrington

(PHOTO Government of British Columbia)

The Province continues to add more child care spaces in the $10-a day program.

“For too long families have struggled to keep up with the high cost of child care,” said Premier David Eby.

“As we’ve seen the cost of everything increase due to global inflation, this addition of more $10-a-day spaces will give families the kind of break they need, when they need it most.”

More than 700 new spaces should help reduce costs for families and further develop access to high-quality, affordable child care as a core service.

Spaces in the program reduce the average cost of child care from $1,120 a month for full-time, centre-based infant care to $200 a month for the same service, saving families an average of approximately $920 a month per child.

More spaces will be converted to the program over the next few weeks bringing B.C. closer to the goal of 15,000 $10 a Day ChildCareBC spaces by Spring.

The newly approved $10-a-day spaces are being offered at 25 child care centres throughout B.C.

Also, the Province says other investments are helping approximately 128,000 families with the cost of child care at centres that are not part of the $10 a Day program.

For more information, visit Government of British Columbia.

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