New BC Child Care Fee Reduction Initiative Guidelines for Providers Released

The BC Ministry of Children and Family Development recently released new funding guidelines for the Child Care Fee Reduction Initiative (CCFRI) within the Child Care Operating Funding Program. This program is intended to make child care more affordable for families across the province. Funding is available to eligible, licensed child care organizations to reduce monthly child care fees.

The Ministry has made the following important changes to the CCFRI for 2020/21:

  • The Early Childhood Educator Wage Enhancement doubles to $2 per hour on April 1, 2020.

  • The Administrative Top-Up funding under the CCFRI increases to 20% on April 1, 2020.

  • Approved parent fees will be posted on the CCFRI website to improve communication with parents and the public.

  • A new Program Confirmation Form where information can be saved and updated.