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Childcare

BC Liberal

Up to 13,000 new child care spaces by 2020

Driving forward, Today's BC Liberals will:

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BC NDP

$10 a day childcare

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:

  • Affordable: We will offer full-day care for $10 and part-time care for $7 a day, with no fee for families with annual incomes below $40,000 a year.
  • Accessible: We will build a childcare system that provides safe care for every child whose family wants or needs it. All children will be welcome and licensed family homes and centres will continue to offer a range of programs that reflect the diversity of BC communities. Families can select the type of childcare that works for them.
  • Quality: The $10 a day plan invests in the Early Childhood Educator workforce - helping ensure that they are well-educated, well-respected and fairly compensated.

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BC Green

Free Preschool and Daycare

A BC Green government will provide:

  • Free preschool for 3- and 4-year olds
  • Free daycare for children up to age 2 with working parents
  • Up to $500/month for families with a stay-at-home parent and a child up to age 2

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CHP BC

Help parents care for their children

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 .

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BC Citizens First

25,000 NEW CHILD CARE SPACES TO ELIMINATE CURRENT WAITLIST TIMES

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.

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