Driving forward, Today's BC Liberals will:
The BC NDP will create a $10 a day childcare plan. It will initially focus on children under the age of two before gradually expanding to cover other pre-kindergarten children.
This plan will be:
Parents are the best childcare possible. Our federal policy would provide $1000 / mo to families where one parent provides consistent childcare in the home instead of having both parents working out. Not always possible but that is ideal. This also creates additional jobs because one less person is in the workplace. The benefit to children cannot be measured and will save immeasurable dollars in the future .
Immediately inject funds into creating a massive 25,000 new daycare spaces across BC which will completely eliminate current waitlists. Also, in order to better co-ordinate daycare provision, current BC Schools with under-utilized space will be a key focus for initial daycare spaces. This will deliver greater certainty of existence for some currently under-utilized schools across BC, as well as provide a means for parents to drop off members of their family into facilities within close proximity to each other.