Learn more about the kind of $10aDay child care system BC needs, and our recommendations about how to build it. 


Early Childhood Educator Compensation in BC: Spring 2024 Update
April 2024

This progress report updates our 2023 analysis showing that wages in BC's promised ECE wage grid need to be at least $30-$40/hour to be competitive, equitable and effective – incorporating new information from across Canada and a more-detailed benchmarking methodology.

Early Childhood Educator Wages in BC: Recommendations for a Wage Grid of At Least $30-$40/hour
July 2023

This analysis shows that wages in BC's promised ECE wage grid need to be at least $30-$40/hour for it to be competitive, equitable and effective.
(policy note | 30-min. video presentation)

ROADMAP For $10aDay Child Care in BC
Spring 2022

Organized into eight key themes, this system-building roadmap is the latest version of our comprehensive $10aDay Plan.
(summary | full report)

Design_Standards_thumb.pngChild Care Facility Design Standards: Recommendations
May 2023

BC's forthcoming child care facility design standards have the potential to ensure all children and educators can play, learn and work in high-quality physical environments, but only if BC's child care expansion is adequately funded and provincially planned. 

10aday_plan_8thedition_thumb.pngChild Care and the Environment: Intersections and Opportunities
April 2022

This policy note provides ten recommendations to the BC government to strengthen, hasten, and better integrate its ChildCareBC and CleanBC plans.


Additional Resources

10aday_plan_8thedition_thumb.pngAccelerating Implementation of the $10aDay Child Care Plan: Key to BC’s Economic Recovery
April 2021

This policy note calls for the BC government to add significant additional child care operating funding and a new capital budget to accelerate $10aDay implementation and help BC's economy recover from COVID. 

10aday_plan_8thedition_thumb.png$10aday Child Care and ECEs in BC
September 2020

This joint statement from the Coalition of Child Care Advocates of BC and Early Childhood Educators of BC reaffirms the two organizations' shared commitment to working together to make the goal of a respected, well educated, and fairly compensated ECE profession a reality.
10aday_plan_8thedition_thumb.pngNext Step: A Competitive, Publicly Funded Provincial Wage Grid is the Solution to BC’s ECE Shortage
June 2020

This comprehensive study finds that a provincial wage grid is the best option to achieve fair and competitive wages for Early Childhood Educators. 
(summary | full report)

10aday_plan_8thedition_thumb.pngThe $10aDay Plan
February 2019

The 2022 Roadmap (above) can be considered the most recent version of our $10aDay Plan. While this historical version contains some outdated components, it includes additional context for those interested.

CCBC_comparison_cover.pngComparing government’s ChildCareBC commitments with the community’s $10aDay Plan
March 2018

This policy note describes how BC's historic 2018 commitment to universal child care drew from and compares to the Community Plan for a Public System of Integrated Early Care and Learning (the $10aDay Plan).

Fee_subsidies_thumb.pngFee Subsidies Are Not the Answer
October 2017

This policy note explains why the best way to ensure child care is affordable for all families is for government to set capped fees (as in $10aDay programs) and directly fund programs, not provide fee subsidies. 

working-mothers.jpgSocio-Economic Impact Analysis of the $10aDay Child Care Plan for British Columbia
January 2017

This in-depth study by economist Robert Fairholm concludes the $10aDay Plan will generate sufficient government revenues to pay for its full implementation, creating 69,100 jobs in the short-term.
(summary | full report)


cover.pngSolving BC's Affordability Crisis in Child Care - Financing the $10 a Day Plan 
July 2015

This study by economist and CCPA public interest researcher Iglika Ivanova shows that BC can easily afford to build a $10aDay child care system (either alone or with the federal government), providing substantial benefits for families, communities and the economy.

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