Children and Family Development

Fee cap keeps new child care spaces affordable

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Children and Family Development

Fee cap keeps new child care spaces affordable

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Ministry of Children and Family Development
Government Communications and Public Engagement
250 361-8136
Fee cap keeps new child care spaces affordable. (flickr.com)
Media Contacts
Ministry of Children and Family Development
Government Communications and Public Engagement
250 361-8136

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Facts about the CCFRI, child care in B.C.
  • The change to the Child Care Fee Reduction Initiative (CCFRI) will come into effect on April 1, 2021, for newly established facilities. This includes brand new child care centres, those that have changed ownership or location, and facilities enrolling in the CCFRI program for the first time.
  • Newly established facilities will be eligible for the CCFRI if their initial child care fees (including any proposed increases for the duration of the funding term) are at or below the 70th percentile for fees in the region and for the same type of care.
  • In addition to the CCFRI, the Affordable Child Care Benefit (ACCB) saves eligible parents up to $1,250 a month, per child.
  • In total, the ACCB has helped to put more than $305 million back into parents’ pockets.
  • The Provincial Child Care Council provides expert advice and recommendations to government on developing B.C.’s universal child care plan.
  • The Province has invested $2 billion over three years to bring affordable, high-quality child care to more B.C. families.

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