Prov­ince moves to­ward uni­ver­sal child care

The Prince George Citizen - - Local / Weather -

VIC­TO­RIA (CP) — 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 day cares 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 Agree­ment the prov­ince has with the fed­eral gov­ern­ment and will ben­e­fit about 2,500 chil­dren.

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