Surrey Business News
In 2018, the BC Government made a landmark investment to begin addressing the affordability crisis in child care. Our report shows just how urgently needed those measures are in BC, with Metro Vancouver having ranked among Canada’s most expensive places for child care last year. The BC Government has laid the foundation for a new universal, affordable, quality child care system with a major investment of $1 billion over three years.
RECOMMENDATION TO BC GOVERNMENT:
1. Provide more funding to adequately train Early Childhood Educators that have been exempted to date;
2. Improve access to child care by introducing a new capital budget to purchase and build publicly-owned child care facilities;
3. Enhance child care quality and address the recruitment and retention crisis in the child care sector; and,
4. Reduce child care fees for families.