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Posted 11/02/2020 11:45:32 AM by Yvonne Chelczynski

Child Care in the News

New child-care centre at Burnaby school to act as ‘ECE training lab’ – Burnaby school officials are working to create a symbiotic relationship between a new child-care centre and the district’s Early Childhood Educator (ECE) training program. Read the Burnabynow article written by Cornelia Naylor, January 20, 2020, and the BC Government News release now.

More support to meet demand for Early Childhood Educators – To meet the demand for Early Childhood Educators (ECE) in British Columbia, the Province is reallocating $4 million within the Canada-BC Early Learning and Child Care (ELCC) Agreement to provide additional bursaries through the ECE Education Support Fund. Read more.

Changes to popular child care fund to maximize spaces – In the past 15 months, the Province has supported the fastest creation of licensed child care space in B.C.’s history. Read more.

If you’re thinking of opening a Licensed Family or In-Home Multi-Age Child Care facility, you may be eligible for Start-Up Grants for the Creation of Licensed Family and In-Home Multi-Age Child Care - Download a copy of the Funding Guidelines now.

Budget 2020 will include details on federal child care funding: MinisterRead the Global News article now.

Licensed child care providers are encouraged to renew their Child Care Operating Funding (CCOF) for 2020/21. Important changes for 2020/21 include an increase to the Early Childhood Educator Wage enhancement which doubles to $2 per hour and the Administrative Top-Up funding under the CCFRI increases to 20% on April 1, 2020. Learn more now.

Child Care Fee Reduction Initiative (CCFRI) – The Ministry has made several important changes. Download the Child Care Fee Reduction Initiative Funding Guidelines 2020/21 now.

Pilot project for $10 daycare extended to April 2021Read more.

Better access to affordable, quality child care for Delta families - Child Care is getting less expensive and easier to find in the Delta area as the Province invests in 60 new child care spaces in LADNER AND 25 NEW CHILD CARE SPACES IN Tsawwassen to give more parents the option to return to work, go back to school or pursue other opportunities. Read more.

PM extends help for child-care sites – Prime Minister Trudeau promises to come through with federal funding in a video conference call with our Premier Horgan. Read The Province article Jan 14, 2020.

First Call’s 23rd Annual Child Poverty Report Card was released on January 14, 2020. Download a copy of the 2019 BC Child Poverty Report Card: now.

More health-care specialists, better care for British Columbians – New investments in the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) for sonography and cardiovascular perfusion programs will mean more graduates and better health care for people in British Columbia. Read more.
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