This month we saw excellent news with the long awaited announcement of $10aDay Prototype sites launched across BC. Along with other new programs like the Fee Reduction Initiative and Affordability Benefit which each started earlier this year, most families in BC are now paying lower fees than they otherwise would have been. Recently, we also welcomed early childhood educator wage enhancements, and are continuing to push for further increases.
While these are all important steps in the move towards universal child care in BC, families also desperately need access to more licensed child care spaces.
Currently, only 18% of children in BC have access to a licensed child care space. Waiting lists can be years long, leaving families no choice but to use unlicensed care.
This is where you can help!
With recent elections of Mayors, Councillors,and School Trustees, now is the time to let local politicians know they have an important role to play in ensuring your community has more quality licensed child care.
Using our online tool below, you can quickly & very easily send a letter to the editor of your local newspapers letting your local elected officials know you expect them to apply for new provincial grants aimed at creating more licensed child care spaces, and that making public land available for custom-designed modular buildings will help quickly create new quality child care programs.
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