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March 28, 2024 at 3:26 pm  Politics, Provincial

GIBSONS – New Democrat MLA Nicholas Simons says families on the Sunshine Coast will save money on child care as local child care sites becomes $10 a Day ChildCareBC sites where fees are capped at a maximum of $200 a month per child.

“The Sunshine Coast is a great place to grow and raise a family,” said Nicholas Simons, MLA for Powell River-Sunshine Coast. “Now that these childcare spaces are becoming less expensive, families have more options for safe, reliable care for their children right here.”

On the Sunshine Coast, two local childcare facilities will become $10 a Day ChildCareBC sites, with fees dramatically reduced for parents:

  • Gibsons YMCA Child Care operated by YMCA BC – 16 spaces
  • Sechelt YMCA Child Care operated by YMCA BC – 37 spaces

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 on today’s announcement: https://news.gov.bc.ca/30568

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