Stroller Brigades in Kelowna, Kamloops, Vernon & Penticton

Stroller Brigades want attention on child care across B.C.

The marches are supported by the Coalition of Child Care Advocates of B.C., Early Childhood Educators of B.C., the $10 A Day campaign, and the Waitlisted Project.

The $10 A Day campaign aims to have full-time childcare available to B.C. families for $10 a day. This march hopes to highlight the importance of that plan, and encourage politicians to focus their attention on the issue.

The B.C. government is investing $60 million into the childcare industry as a part of the Early Learning and Child Care Agreement with the federal government. 50 childcare spaces are being tested as a prototype for affordable childcare spaces, with families paying a maximum of $200 a month for full and part-time childcare. Some of the lower-income families could even get free childcare if applicable. The prototype projects started in November, 2018 and will remain in place until March, 2020. The Stroller Brigades hopes to highlight the importance of continuing to focus on and provide funding for accessible, affordable childcare for all families across the province.

Other cities participating include Vancouver, Victoria, Nelson, Squamish, Port Alberni, Terrace, among others. If you want to organize an event in your city, you can connect with organizers by clicking here.

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