For families with school-aged children, summer is one of the most stressful and expensive times of the year, as they scramble to find and pay for child care. But for parents of younger children, that’s a year-round struggle.
$10aDay daycare would boost BC women's participation in the work force...
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.
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.Read more
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