B.C. CHILD CARE COULD SOON COST AS LIT­TLE AS $200 A MONTH

The Globe and Mail (BC Edition) - - BRITISH COLUMBIA -

VIC­TO­RIA Child care in British Columbia will soon cost as lit­tle as $200 a month for some par­ents in the prov­ince.

Chil­dren’s Min­is­ter Ka­trine Con­roy says the $10-a-day plan is a pro­to­type and will start at 53 day­cares around B.C.

She says in a state­ment the project looks to be­come a model for the New Demo­crat gov­ern­ment’s 10-year plan for af­ford­able, qual­ity child care.

The $60-mil­lion project is part of the Early Learn­ing and Child Care Agree- ment the prov­ince has with the fed­eral gov­ern­ment and will ben­e­fit about 2,500 chil­dren.

British Columbia’s Min­is­ter of State for Child Care Ka­t­rina Chen says th­ese pro­to­types are crit­i­cal as the gov­ern­ment de­signs and re­fines its pro­gram.

She says B.C.’s child-care plan al­ready of­fers fam­i­lies with in­comes of $111,000 or less ben­e­fits of up to $1,250 a month and other fee re­duc­tions for fam­i­lies us­ing li­censed child care.

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