The Developmental Disabilities Association is happy to announce that three of its Child Development Centres are moving forward with the assistance of the provincial government to adopt $10-a-day child care starting December 1st, 2022.
For now, only Creekside, Fraserview, and Riverside Child Development Centres will take part in the program as it gains momentum. The rest of our CDCs (5) will benefit from new fee reductions that were announced by the government earlier in the year and are now in effect.
Prime Minister Trudeau was on hand for the December 1st kick off of fee reductions. From the provincial government news release:
“As of yesterday, we cut child care fees in half on average across British Columbia – saving families up to an additional $550 a month per child,” said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. “Our plan to make life more affordable is delivering concrete results for parents who are struggling with the rising cost of living and ensuring every child can get the best possible start in life. We’re going to continue to be there for people as we work toward delivering $10-a-day child care across the country and build an economy that works for all Canadians.”
Before December 1st, families paid in the range of $375 to $615 a month for full-time care, depending on the age group. In addition, those who qualify for the Affordable Child Care Benefit could see their fees reduced further, perhaps even to zero.
DDA looks forward to working closely with the provincial government as the $10-a-day program progresses to include all childcare centres and families.
For the very latest from the provincial government, go here.