"Thousands more child care spaces coming for B.C. families"

"B.C. families in 35 communities will soon have access to thousands of quality, licensed child care spaces as the Province marks a new milestone in its Childcare BC plan.

“The momentum of our Childcare BC plan continues to build despite the challenges British Columbia has been facing over the past months,” said Katrina Chen, Minister of State for Child Care. “We have now funded more than 20,000 new spaces in the past two years, and we remain committed to giving families better access to inclusive, quality affordable child care as we rebuild our economy.”

Since July 2020, when the Province announced a child care milestone of nearly 16,800 new licensed spaces funded through Childcare BC programs, an additional 3,634 new licensed child care spaces have been funded through the New Spaces Fund. Since July 2018, the Province has funded about 780 new spaces each month on average."

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