Campaigns and Issues

Policy Brief: Child Care Access in BC — What’s Working (and What’s Worrying)


The $10aDay Child Care Plan has released the second of four policy briefing notes to outline what’s working and what’s worrying with child care in BC. The second policy brief focuses on access to child care and includes updates on recent announcements from the government to address the problem of licensed child care spaces being available for only 18% of children.

For the first key area, More Licensed Spaces, the campaign recommends the government develop a comprehensive provincial capital budget to support the full implementation of universal child care based on publicly-planned and owned facilities, including placing modular buildings on public property, among other  recommendations. For the second key area, Responding to Diverse Needs of BC Families, they recommend making participation in the Child Care Fee Reduction Initiative an eligibility condition for public funding.