NDP MLA Katrina Chen says more $10 a Day child care spaces are coming to Burnaby

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BURNABY – New Democrat MLA Katrina Chen says families in Burnaby will save money on child care as a local child care site becomes a $10 a Day ChildCareBC site where fees are capped at a maximum of $200 a month per child.

“Today’s announcement of 37 new child care spaces at Variety Cariboo Children’s Centre will benefit many families in our community, who will utilize these spaces as long-term community assets,” says Katrina Chen, MLA for Burnaby-Lougheed. “Affordable, $10-a-day child care will help parents balance work and family life while ensuring their kids get the best start in life.”

Variety Cariboo Children’s Centre is becoming a $10 a Day ChildCareBC site, which means 37 child care spaces will have fees dramatically reduced for parents.

Spaces in the $10 a Day ChildCareBC program reduce the average cost of child care from $1,120 a month at participating facilities (for full-time, centre-based infant care) to $200 a month, saving families approximately $920 a month per child on average.

The newly approved $10 a Day spaces are being offered at 27 child care centres throughout B.C., bringing the total number of $10 a Day spaces in B.C. to over 15,000, keeping the province on course to achieve the goal of 20,000 spaces by spring 2026.

This intake focussed on areas that did not yet have $10 a Day spaces, or that had a low number compared with the population to best ensure families in more regions could access this program.

For more information: https://news.gov.bc.ca/30568