MAPLE RIDGE – New Democrat MLA for Maple Ridge-Mission Bob D’Eith is welcoming an exciting initiative that will see child care fees eliminated or capped at $200 per month for 7 spaces in Maple Ridge.
The initiative is part of a B.C. government pilot project that will deliver $10-a-day (or less) child care to parents at 53 locations around the province, and is the next step towards a universal, affordable child care system.
“I couldn’t be more thrilled about today’s announcement. It’s a historic day for child care in B.C.,” said D’Eith. “Child Care Prototype Sites will give us an opportunity to look at the future of child care, and plan next steps in a province-wide strategy.”
D’Eith added that families in Maple Ridge are in desperate need of affordable child care options. “This investment will significantly reduce the cost of child care for thousands of families around the province and make life more affordable.”
Albion Good Beginnings Daycare is one of 53 organizations across the province that will be participating in the pilot project to deliver universal, affordable child care. This funding is part of the B.C. government’s $60 million Early Learning and Child Care (ELCC) agreement with the Government of Canada.
For more information about the ChildCare BC prototypes, visit: www.gov.bc.ca/childcareprototypesites
To learn more about the Affordable Child Care Benefit, visit: www.gov.bc.ca/affordablechildcarebenefit