NDP MLA Brenda Bailey says more $10-a-Day child care spaces coming to Vancouver

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New Democrat MLA Brenda Bailey says families in Vancouver will save money on child care as local child care sites become $10-a-Day ChildCareBC sites where fees are capped at a maximum of $200 a month per child.

“I have heard how people in my community are struggling with the rising cost of living, and I know that child care costs can put even more pressure on families,” said Brenda Bailey, MLA for Vancouver-False Creek. “While the former government refused to take action on child care and rising expenses, our government’s $10-a-Day program is making a big difference to families and making their lives easier.”

The following child care sites in Vancouver are becoming $10-a-Day ChildCareBC sites, which means a total of 1,029 child care spaces will have fees dramatically reduced for parents:

  • Atelier Children’s Centre
  • Bayshore Gardens Children’s Centre
  • Canada Goose Daycare Centre
  • Caribou Child Care
  • Charleson Children’s Centre
  • Chuva Childcare
  • City Hall Child Care Society
  • Coho Childcare
  • Creekside Child Development Centre
  • Discovery Day Care
  • Hub Daycare at Oak Avenue
  • Huckleberry Daycare
  • Learning Tree Daycare
  • Library Square Children’s Centre
  • Lilliput Daycare
  • Little Goslings
  • Owl at the Barn
  • Pioggia Group Daycare Toddler
  • Quayside Children’s Centre
  • Sade Child Care Centre
  • Sapphire Children’s Centre
  • Sea Star Children’s Centre
  • Shaw Tower Children’s Centre
  • Sitka Daycare Centre
  • South Hill Child Care Society
  • The Boat Day Care Society
  • The Junction Children’s Centre
  • The Mark Children’s Centre
  • The Montessori Daycare Society
  • The Village @ Lord Nelson
  • West Village Children’s Centre
  • Willow Child Care Centre

Spaces in the $10-a-Day ChildCareBC program reduce the average cost of child care from $1,000 a month at participating facilities (for full-time, centre-based infant care) to $200 a month, saving families approximately $800 a month per child on average. The newly approved $10-a-day spaces are being offered at 61 child care centres throughout B.C., bringing the total number of $10-a-Day spaces in B.C. to nearly 11,000.

In addition to these spaces, the Province, with federal funding support, is helping approximately 69,000 families with the cost of child care at centres that are not part of the $10-a-day program through child care fee reductions of up to $550 more per month per child. These savings, which kicked in on Dec. 1, 2022, are in addition to the $350 per month per child that families have been saving through the Child Care Fee Reduction Initiative since 2018.

For more information on the $10-a-Day ChildCareBC sites and spaces: www.gov.bc.ca/childcare10aDaysites