Posted 06/05/2019 12:13:40 PM by Yvonne Chelczynski
Child Care in the News
Coquitlam considers opening up more zones for child care facilities –Coquitlam is looking at bylaw changes that would significantly expand the number of locations where child care facilities can operate. Read the Tri-City News article now.
Difficulty finding child care is affecting some Canadians’ ability to work, StatsCan reports - New data shows nearly 1 in 10 parents have had to change work schedules due to lack of care. Read the CBC news article now.
Government of BC
The ECE who became the Minister – As Katrine Conroy, Minister of Children and Family Development, prepares to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Early Childhood Educators of BC at a national conference in Vancouver, she cannot help but reflect on how she has come full circle to her first passion for early childhood education. Read more.
More bursaries to help meet the demand for early childhood educators – Read more.
Burnaby families to benefit from three new child care centres – Burnaby will benefit from three new child care centres, giving parents access to a total of 124 new licensed child care spaces. Read more.
The Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth is currently undertaking a special project on children and youth with neuro-diverse (e.g.: ASD, FASD, Developmental Delay) special needs, with a focus on assessment and eligibility processes. British Columbians are invited to participate in the project by speaking with the Committee at a public hearing or by making a written, audio or video submission. Learn more.
Statement by Minister of State on Metro Vancouver’s Living Wage – Katrina Chen, Minister of State for Child Care, has released the following statement in response to the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternative’s report entitled Working for a Living Wage 2019: Read more.