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January 30, 2023 at 3:00 pm  Politics, Provincial

BURNABY – New Democrat MLA Anne Kang says families in Burnaby will save money on child care as a local child care site becomes $10 a Day ChildCareBC sites.

“As a mom, I know first hand the importance of affordable and safe childcare. $10 a Day childcare goes a long way to making life more affordable for families,’’ said Anne Kang, MLA for Burnaby-Deer Lake. “By reducing fees for these sites, we’re helping more parents, especially mothers, to pursue their goals and achieve financial independence and security, which benefits our entire Burnaby community.”

Cascade Heights YMCA Childcare + Kids Club in Burnaby is becoming a $10 a Day ChildCareBC site,  which means 91 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 $1,000 a month at participating facilities to a maximum of $200 a month per child, saving families approximately $800 a month per child on average. The newly approved $10-a-day spaces are being offered at 12 child care centres throughout B.C., bringing the total number of $10 a Day spaces in B.C. to 12,700. This means that the BC New Democrat Government has not only met but exceeded the goal of 12,500 spaces created since 2018.

In addition to these spaces, the Province, with federal funding support, is helping approximately 71,000 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

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