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Children and Family Development

New culturally inclusive child care coming to Burnaby

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Children and Family Development

New culturally inclusive child care coming to Burnaby

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Government Communications and Public Engagement
Ministry of Children and Family Development
250 356-1553
Media Contacts
Government Communications and Public Engagement
Ministry of Children and Family Development
250 356-1553

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Additional facts about child care in Burnaby
  • Founded in 1973, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. offers programs and services in more than 50 languages, including newcomer settlement, English-language training, employment, health education, community development, affordable housing, and family, youth and seniors programming.
  • This investment means 1,093 new licensed child care spaces have been funded in Burnaby since July 2018.
  • As the Province moves towards its “new normal” under COVID-19, child care capital builds may experience unexpected delays.
  • Once operational, child care providers will be required to follow guidelines provided by the Ministry of Health and BC Centre for Disease Control to keep staff and the families they serve safe and to limit the risk of transmission.
  • Since launching in February 2018, the Childcare BC plan has helped parents save up to $1,600 a month, per child, for a total of more than $520 million through the Affordable Child Care Benefit and Child Care Fee Reduction Initiative. Through these initiatives and the Universal Child Care Prototype sites:
    • over 32,700 children have received child care for no more than $10 a day; and
    • parents in Burnaby have saved almost $26 million.
  • In November 2018, four child care providers in Burnaby were selected to deliver low-cost child care as Childcare BC Universal Prototype Sites:
    • Bee Daycare provides eight child care spaces for children up to the age of 12.
    • Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Child Care provides 67 child care spaces: 34 infant/toddler, 25 for children aged three to five years and eight spaces for children up to the age of 12.
    • Burnaby South Childcare provides 24 infant/toddler child care spaces.
    • Fairhaven Children’s Centre provides 37 child care spaces: 12 infant/toddler and 25 for children aged three to five years.
  • In 2019, the City of Burnaby received a planning grant from the Community Child Care Planning Program, administered through the Union of BC Municipalities, to help identify their child care space needs.
  • The Province has made significant investments to improve supports to B.C.’s early care and learning professionals, including approximately $16 million to provide about 8,000 bursaries for students pursuing a career in child care.
  • Eligible Early Childhood Educators (ECEs) are receiving a $2-an-hour wage enhancement.
  • To date, the ministry has delivered over $33 million to child care providers to enhance wages for more than 12,000 ECEs across B.C. This includes almost $1.8 million for early childhood educators in Burnaby.

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