The Vancouver Sun ... Child Care for $10aDay is Feasible in Canada

Introducing universal $10-a-day child care would grow the province’s economy by $3.9 billion and generate $1.3 billion in government revenue once fully phased in, according to a report released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.

Governments could recover 86 cents on every dollar invested in universal child care for B.C., a study says.
Governments could recover 86 cents on every dollar invested in universal child care for B.C., a study says.
Photograph by: Jason Payne, PNG, Vancouver Sun

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New economic report released today confirms BC government can afford to implement the popular $10

Premier Christy Clark can no longer use the line that BC can’t afford to invest in quality, affordable child care, the $10aDay Plan, to meet the needs of children, families, communities and our economy. A new report from CCPA-BC economist Iglika Ivanova confirms that, with or without new federal transfer funds, the BC government has fiscal capacity to implement the $10aDay Plan over the next 10 years.

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Report back on Child Care Month in BC

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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.

 

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A speech from Friday Bailey

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.

 

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How I became a child care advocate - Melanie Anderson

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.

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$10aDay question for Mike De Jong on Voice of BC

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?

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Teresita Nidua's Speech from the Vancouver Stroller Brigade

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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.

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Campbell River Council urged to support $10aDay Plan

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.

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Letter to the Editor: Investing in our children

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.

 

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Early Childhood Care educators want best for families

Early Childhood Care educators want best for families

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.

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