Parents in Lake Country will soon have access to 60 new licensed child care spaces as part of a partnership between the Ministry of Children and Family Development, District of Lake Country and the Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs.
Families in Victoria soon will have access to 439 new licensed child care spaces that will be co-located at six elementary schools, thanks to a $4.6-million investment through the Childcare BC New Spaces Fund.
The Government of British Columbia is reminding licensed child care providers that they have until Dec. 31, 2018 to apply for retroactive wage enhancements for their frontline staff.
“With school in full swing, midterms over and the holiday season on the horizon, December makes sense as a time for parents to check in with their children to see how things are going,” said Wade Maybie, a registered nurse at the Child and Youth Mental Health (CYMH) Clinic in Saanich.
The holiday season can be an expensive time for B.C. families. The financial strain, when combined with the high cost of rent and child care, can result in added stress for parents.
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