Life Changing Impacts of $10aday

$10aDay Child Care: Life-Changing Impacts for BC Families

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August, 2021

Late in 2018, when families of over 2,000 in BC children learned that their program would become a $10/day prototype site, they described the impact of having their fees reduced to a maximum of $10/day as “life-changing”.

In 2020, an independent evaluation of the $10/day prototype sites confirmed a range of economic and well-being impacts reported by families, including[1]:

Impact:

Proportion of Families:

Reduced financial stress

98%

Improved quality of life

98%

Improved family well-being/reduced family stress

96%

Increased ability to save money & pay off debt

93%

Improved mental health

93%

Improved housing stability

92%

Improved family relationships

88%

Improved work-life balance

85%

Increased family quality time

82%

Improved physical health

82%

Reduced family social isolation

77%

Increased ability to focus on work

57%

Reduced absences from work or school

36%

 

 

 

 

 

[1] Summarized from Family Survey Tables 1.3 and 1.4, p. xi

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