VICTORIA – New Democrat MLA Claire Trevena is welcoming a new child care initiative that will see child care fees eliminated or capped at $200 per month for 61 families in in Port Hardy. 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.
Child care providers participating in the pilot project will receive government funding to cover costs, and in return, fees will be eliminated or capped at a maximum of $200 per month.
“Too many parents in Port Hardy are struggling to keep up with the rising cost of child care. I am delighted to see this $10-a-day pilot project coming to our community,” said Claire Trevena. “By reducing child care costs, we are making life easier for families and allowing them to save for the future.”
Rainbow Country 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 a part of the B.C. government’s $60 million Early Learning and Child Care (ELCC) agreement with the Government of Canada.
For more information: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2018CFD0092-002172