News Topics: Child Care


City of Prince Rupert Seeking Perspectives for the Child Care Assessment and Action Plan

The City of Prince Rupert is seeking perspectives for the Child Care Assessment and Action Plan will provide the community with a clear picture of existing and future child care needs along with actions to realizing space creation targets. There are surveys for parents and child care providers, as well as activities to hear directly from MORE


Policy Researchers Find Investments in Children’s Health Pay for Themselves

Nathaniel Hendren & Ben Sprung-Keyser released their research on historical policy changes in the US over the past half century, including social insurance, education and job training, taxes and cash transfers, and in-kind transfers. Not only did the research find that direct investments in the health and education of low-income children yield MORE


Opportunity to Participate in Waitlisted Project BC

Amanda Burnett launched the Waitlisted Project BC earlier this year to highlight the stories of parents across B.C. who want access to affordable, quality child-care. She finds that many parents who share their stories are resorting to other methods of child care, such as asking their parents to watch their MORE

Campaigns and Issues

MCFD New Child Care Spaces Funding Announcement

This week, Minister of Children and Family Development Katrine Conroy and Minister of State for Child Care Katrina Chen announced that they have tripled the funding maximums for creating new licensed child care spaces. The maximum funding amount available from the Childcare BC New Spaces Fund to public-sector organizations, such as local MORE


Mary Thomas Memorial ECE Scholarship

BC Aboriginal Child Care Society offers one $1000 scholarship for eligible Basic Early Childhood Education (ECE) students and one $1500 scholarship for eligible Post-Basic ECE students. The Mary Thomas Memorial ECE Scholarship is awarded after you have completed your Basic or Post-Basic ECE certificate or diploma program. Deadline is July 31, 2019.


A bad bargain for us all: Why the market doesn’t deliver child care that works for Canadian children and families

Martha Friendly, founder and Executive Director of the Childcare Resource and Research Unit, recently published an occasional paper explaining why the market doesn’t deliver child care that works for Canadian children and families. Even with recent investments in child care across the country, quality continues to be a matter or concern, including MORE

Campaigns and Issues

Affordable Child Care for All Plan

Too many parents and guardians in Canada still can’t find affordable child care for their kids – with today’s young families still relying on the patchwork of inadequate solutions of their parents’ generation. Child Care Now is hosting The Affordable Child Care for All Plan that calls for accessible child care for MORE


New Investments in Professional Development For Early Childhood Educators

As part of BC’s Early Learning and Child Care Agreement with the federal government, the BC government has announced new investments in professional development and resources for early childhood educators (ECEs) and other child care providers. Six organizations, including First Call member organizations Early Childhood Educators of BC and Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre, MORE

Child and Youth News of the Week

CBC News: B.C. introduces sick days as part of proposed employment law changes APTN News: B.C. social worker accused of punishing Indigenous youth for sexual assault while in foster care Vancouver Sun: Number of B.C. teens struggling with anxiety up in 2018: study CBC News: Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs demanding province take action MORE