NDP improvements in Childcare in PoCo and the Province

Child Care BC Numbers for Port Coquitlam

Since we launched our Childcare BC plan in 2018:

  • Total child care investments*: $30,065,662
  • Total that parents have saved through fee reductions and benefits: $11,879,759
  • Total new licensed spaces funded through Childcare BC: 143
  • Total Early Childhood Educators (ECEs) getting a raise through our Wage Enhancement: $601,318 going to 59 ECEs

 

Child Care BC Provincial Numbers

  • We invested an historic $2 billion in child care in our first three years of the Childcare BC plan.
  • With Budget 2021, we’re investing an additional $233 million over 3 years that will help families throughout our province, bringing the total investment in childcare since 2018 to $2.3 billion.
  • Total amount that parents have saved through fee reductions and benefits: Over $688 million
  • Total number of funded spaces: Nearly 26,000 (the fastest space creation in BC’s history)
  • Total number of Early Childhood Educators (ECEs) getting a raise through our Wage Enhancement: Over $62 million going to more than 13,000 ECEs
  • Total number of bursaries for students pursuing a career in child care: over $16 million for over 8,000 bursaries
  • Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, we invested more than $320 million to support over 4,500 child care centres.

 

Opportunities for Child Care outreach in Abbotsford South

  1. Drop off goodie bags: These can be full of education resources and other items from the Legislative Gift Shop such as colouring books, posters, stickers, tattoos, and more. You can find a list of which local Child Care Centres have opted in to the Child Care Fee Reduction Initiative here: http://bit.ly/CCFRI

 

  1. Host a virtual community roundtable on child care: Email cc.minister@gov.bc.ca if you would like more information about how to host a child care roundtable in your riding – we will be scheduling these for later in the summer.

 

  1. Check out the Child Care Map: http://bit.ly/childcaremap

 

Notes:
* Investments in Child Care Operating Fund, Affordable Child Care Benefit, Early Childhood Educators Wage Enhancement, Child Care Fee Reduction Initiative, Maintenance Fund for providers, and Start Up Grant, for 2018/19 and 2020/2021. Temporary Emergency Funding for open and closed providers due to Covid-19.
 Child Care Fee Reduction Initiative (CCFRI) and Affordable Child Care Benefit (ACCB)
,  Includes spaces funded through the New Spaces Funding, Start up Grants (unlicensed to licenced spaces), 4th Intake, and spaces in new schools (Education Neighbourhood Learning Centre Spaces).