Children and Family Development

Port Coquitlam parents to benefit from new child care spaces

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Children and Family Development

Port Coquitlam parents to benefit from new child care spaces

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Ministry of Children and Family Development
Government Communications and Public Engagement
778 587-3237
Link to Flickr image showing children playing on playground (flickr.com)
Media Contacts
Ministry of Children and Family Development
Government Communications and Public Engagement
778 587-3237

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Childcare BC improves access to quality, affordable child care
  • Since launching in February 2018, the Childcare BC plan has helped parents save up to $1,600 a month, per child, with nearly $600 million through the Affordable Child Care Benefit and Child Care Fee Reduction Initiative. As a result of these investments:
    • more than 35,000 children have received child care for no more than $10 a day;
    • parents in Port Coquitlam have saved over $10.1 million.
  • The Province has made investments to improve supports to B.C.’s early care and learning professionals, including approximately $16 million to provide more than 8,000 bursaries for students pursuing a career in child care.
  • To date, the Province has invested more than $39 million to provide more than 13,000 early childhood educators with a $1-per-hour wage enhancement, which increased to $2 per hour in April 2020. This includes over $862,000 for early childhood educators in Port Coquitlam.

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