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Children and Family Development

Kitimat 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
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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, for a total of more than $520 million through the Affordable Child Care Benefit and Child Care Fee Reduction Initiative. As a result of these investments:
    • more than 32,700 children have received child care for no more than $10 a day; and
    • parents in Kitimat have saved more than $630,000.
  • The Province has made significant investments to improve supports to B.C.’s early care and learning professionals, including approximately $16 million to provide more than 6,000 bursaries for students pursuing a career in child care.
  • To date, the Province has invested more than $30 million to provide more than 12,000 early childhood educators with a $1-per-hour wage enhancement, which increased to $2 per hour in April 2020. This includes more than $27,000 for early childhood educators in Kitimat.