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March 28, 2024 at 3:23 pm  Politics, Provincial

COMOX – New Democrat MLA Ronna-Rae Leonard says families in Comox 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.

“Having childcare that is local, trusted, and more affordable can seem like a dream for some families in the Comox Valley,” said Ronna-Rae Leonard. “With these spaces becoming more affordable for families, we’re getting closer to it being the reality families are looking for.”

In Comox, Aspen Grove Children’s Centre (operated by Comox Valley Children’s Day Care Society) is becoming a $10 a Day ChildCareBC site, which means 28 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

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