What amazing energy for Child Care Month in BC - especially for the National Week of Action for Child Care that launched on May 9th. Thanks to all the parents, grandparents, and early childhood educators across BC and Canada who made child care visible in their community.
High Quality Early Care and Learning is a Child's Right!
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, general comment 7, emphasizes that all children have a right to high quality Early Childhood Education with well-trained Early Childhood Educators, who's work should be socially valued and properly paid.
I am not a parent or an Early Childhood Educator, yet I am an unequivocal advocate for the $10 a Day Child Care Plan which would create a system of affordable, accessible, inclusive, quality child care for children and families in BC.
I started volunteering with the Coalition of Child Care Advocates of BC from a young age because I knew that child care was special to me and helped my parents. My parents raised me in a beautiful community, and a big part of this community was quality child care and dedicated Early Childhood Educators.Read more
Check out BC Finance Minister Mike de Jong Answering questions about making the #10aday plan priority.
Fast Forward to 45:13 to see our question.
What do you think of his answer?
Thank you for coming out on your Saturday to join & support a worthy cause : $10/a day childcare plan for BC. Thank you for your generosity of time, effort & spirit.Read more
Council last week heard from an advocate of a plan to move early childhood education under the umbrella of the provincial government and create affordable childcare for families.
Under the plan, the B.C. ministry of education would subsidize childcare costs, and parents would be left to pay just $10 a day for full-time childcare, $7 for part-time care and daycare would be free for families with annual incomes of less than $40,000.Read more
Investing in our Children
Vernon Morning Star http://www.vernonmorningstar.com/opinion/letters/303810651.html
posted May 15, 2015 at 1:00 AM
The week of May 10-17 has been selected as a Week of Action for Child Care. We know that 75 per cent of mothers in Canada with children under the age of six are in the paid workforce – part-time or full-time.
Kristi Dobson / Alberni Valley Times
May 14, 2015 12:00 AM
Early childhood care workers are optimistic with the support that has been shown towards the $10/day Child Care Plan. Those in the field believe the initiative for more affordable child care would benefit not only families, but the quality of care their children receive. According to Ashley Salmon, program manager at Stepping Stones Alberni and co-chair of the Port Alberni branch of ECEBC, the Alberni Valley Childcare Society endorses the plan. "A big reason it is important is because it will make quality childcare universal and sustainable to families," Salmon said. Under the plan, child care fees would be capped at $10 per day for full-time programs and $7 for part-time. There would be no user frees for families with a total yearly income of $40,000 or less.Read more
by Kevin Campbell - The Northern View
posted May 13, 2015 at 7:00 AM
I’ve had the incredible opportunity to be involved with the $10 a Day Plan since the beginning, back when it was vision. And I’ve had the equally incredible opportunity to have worked with the visionaries that not only saw what could be, they refused to settle for anything less.Read more