DELTA – New Democrat MLA Ravi Kahlon says 56 new child care spaces announced for Delta will benefit the entire community, helping parents return to work, go back to school or pursue other opportunities while their children are being cared for.
“We know when families are unable to afford child care, parents, most often women, leave the workforce to provide child care themselves,” said Ravi Kahlon, MLA for Delta North. “Investing in child care spaces in Delta is not only an investment in our children, it is an investment in our entire community because it allows parents to participate in our community and economy.”
The new spaces come as part of a milestone in the New Democrat government’s Childcare BC plan, which has included the creation of 378 new child care spaces in Delta to date. The New Democrat government has created nearly 16,800 new licensed spaces across the province in the past two years, the fastest in B.C.’s history.
The Childcare BC plan has helped parents save up to $1,600 a month, per child, putting money back into the pockets of Delta families through the Affordable Child Care Benefit and the Child Care Fee Reduction Initiative.
The New Democrat government has been working hard to keep people safe and healthy, and will continue to work hard on a long-term recovery to build B.C. back stronger.