Local MLA Ronna-Rae Leonard welcomes child care pilot project in Comox

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VICTORIA – New Democrat MLA Ronna-Rae Leonard is welcoming a new child care initiative that will see child care fees capped at $200 per month or eliminated altogether for 35 families in Comox. 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.

“For too long, families in Comox have been struggling to make ends meet because they cannot keep up with the rising costs of child care,” said Leonard. “Today’s announcement will benefit many families in Comox, and is an important step toward addressing the child care crisis in B.C.”

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.

Tigger Too Early Learning Centre 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