Local MLA Bob D’Eith welcomes child care pilot project site in Mission

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MISSION – New Democrat MLA Bob D’Eith is welcoming innovative child care investments for Heritage Park Childcare Centre. A total of 37 spaces have fees capped at $200 per month or eliminated altogether.

The initiative is part of a B.C. government pilot project that is delivering $10-a-day (or less) child care to parents. Child care providers participating in the pilot receive government funding to cover their operational and administrative costs, and in return, fees are eliminated or capped at a maximum of $200 per month.

“For far too long parents haven’t been able to access affordable, high-quality child care,” said D’Eith. “This is an exciting next step towards universal child care right across the province. Child Care Prototype Sites significantly reduce costs, and make life more affordable for families. I’ve been an advocate for a program like this for a long time, and it’s great to see it implemented right here in Mission.”

Heritage Park Childcare Centre is part of Mission Daycare Society, one of the only non-profit childcare facilities in Mission. Mission Daycare Society has many years’ experience providing care to children with extra support needs in the community. This is one of the 53 organizations across the province that are 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