child care policy

Kelowna-Mission MLA Renee Merrifield. (File photo)

Kelowna-Mission MLA Merrifield challenges minister on childcare spaces

Merrifield sparred with Minister Chen during question period in the legislature

 

The new child care centre at the south end of the Vernon Recreation Complex is nearing completion and expected to be open in September. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

New Vernon childcare centres on budget, schedule

Centres at Vernon Recreation Complex and Lakers Clubhouse slated to open in September

 

Parents protested recently outside the B.C. Legislature about changes to autism services. (Autism BC photo)

B.C.’s new autism funding model a disappointment, says Autism BC

Part three in a series of stories related to autism awareness in B.C.

 

(Autism BC photo)

B.C.’s new autism funding model a disappointment, says Autism BC

Part two in a series of stories related to autism awareness in B.C.

(Autism BC photo)
Children protest in front of BC Parliament for autism support in B.C. in 2021. (Autism BC)

B.C.’s new autism funding model a disappointment, says Autism BC

Part one in a series of stories related to autism awareness in B.C.

Children protest in front of BC Parliament for autism support in B.C. in 2021. (Autism BC)
Some child care costs in B.C. will drop to an average of $20 per day by the end of this year. (Photo courtesy of B.C. government)

B.C. Budget: Child care fees for infants, toddlers dropping to $20 per day by 2023

Province expects 40,000 new spots to open in next seven years

Some child care costs in B.C. will drop to an average of $20 per day by the end of this year. (Photo courtesy of B.C. government)
Breaking ground on the new community hall and child care facility in Coldstream is Hollie Henderson (from left), Maven Lane: Tim Sahuri, Sahuri + Associates Architecture Inc.; Larry Sawchuk, Sawchuk Developments Co. Ltd.; MLA Harwinder Sandhu; Mayor Jim Garlick and Coun. Glen Taylor. (Contributed)

Community hall, child care spaces break ground in Coldstream

Former site of Women’s Institute to house events up to 200 people and 84 child care spots

Breaking ground on the new community hall and child care facility in Coldstream is Hollie Henderson (from left), Maven Lane: Tim Sahuri, Sahuri + Associates Architecture Inc.; Larry Sawchuk, Sawchuk Developments Co. Ltd.; MLA Harwinder Sandhu; Mayor Jim Garlick and Coun. Glen Taylor. (Contributed)
Daycare program operated by the Burnaby school district, March 2021. The B.C. government has shifted its emphasis to public and non-profit child care as it enters Ottawa’s national child care program. (B.C. government photo)

B.C. government shifting funds to public, non-profit child care

Private providers have led growth, internal document says

Daycare program operated by the Burnaby school district, March 2021. The B.C. government has shifted its emphasis to public and non-profit child care as it enters Ottawa’s national child care program. (B.C. government photo)
Children’s backpacks and shoes are seen at a CEFA (Core Education and Fine Arts) Early Learning daycare franchise, in Langley, B.C., on Tuesday May 29, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. budget to expand $10-a-day child care, but misses the mark on ‘truly universal’ system

$111 million will be used to fund 3,750 new $10-a-day spaces though 75 additional ChildCareBC universal prototype sites over the next three years.

Children’s backpacks and shoes are seen at a CEFA (Core Education and Fine Arts) Early Learning daycare franchise, in Langley, B.C., on Tuesday May 29, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A new child care facility will bring 81 new spaces to Lake Country in 2022. (YMCA photo)

Child care coming to Lake Country high school

81 new space facility expected to be completed by spring 2022

A new child care facility will bring 81 new spaces to Lake Country in 2022. (YMCA photo)