Families will save big as child care fees cut as much as $550 more per month (flickr.com)

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Ministry of Education and Child Care

Media Relations
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Mohammad Hussain

Press Secretary
Office of Karina Gould
Minister of Families, Children and Social Development


Facts about funding for child care
  • A 3% maximum fee increase will also be introduced to child care providers receiving increased operating funding and funding to lower fees, which strikes a balance between providing relief to parents while acknowledging that, over time, child care providers may need to cover increasing costs.
  • In December 2022, through the expanded fee reductions and $10 a Day ChildCareBC Centres, more than 20,000 child care spaces will cost $10 a day or less for B.C. families.
  • So far in 2022-23, about 32,000 children received support through the Province’s Affordable Child Care Benefit each month.
    • Parents making less than $45,000 can receive maximum funding.
    • Parents making as much as $111,000 can receive partial funding.
  • The Government of Canada made a transformative investment to build a Canada-wide Early Learning and Child Care system in partnership with provincial, territorial and Indigenous partners.
    • This includes a historic federal investment of $3.2 billion for British Columbia.
    • Through the Canada-wide plan, British Columbia has committed to working with the Government of Canada toward a provincewide average of $10-a-day child care for children, kindergarten age and younger.
  • In 2020, the Board of Education of School District 41 (Burnaby) received $1.722 million through the Province’s New Spaces Fund to create 67 new child care spaces at Cascade Heights YMCA Child Care centre.