B.C. now accepting $10 a day childcare applications

VICTORIA, B.C. – B.C. is now accepting applications for licensed facilities that want to provide $10 a day chi…

VICTORIA, B.C. – B.C. is now accepting applications for licensed facilities that want to provide $10 a day child care.

This intake will support the expansion of $10-a-day child care spaces from 2,500 currently to 12,500 by December 2022, said the Province in a statement Tuesday.

“A key goal under Childcare BC is to implement $10-a-day child care across the province,” said Katrina Chen, Minister of State for Child Care.

“We’re adding nearly 4,000 new $10-a-day child care spaces in communities across the province, and we’re working with our federal counterparts to achieve the goal of inclusive, affordable, universal child care for all.”

The Province tested the $10 a day sites in 32 communities with around 50 Universal Child Care Prototype sites since 2018. None of which were in northern B.C.

Around 4,000 spaces have been accounted for in the 2021 provincial budget and are expected to be available to families in December 2021. As part of the recent agreement with the federal government, another 6,000 spaces are expected by December 2022.

To apply for the program, child care providers must:

Priority will be given to:

Applications for the Universal Child Care Prototype program will be accepted until August 31, and child care providers who apply will be considered for all future expansion opportunities.

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