Letters and Submissions

MCFD Response to First Call Letter to Meet Re Commercial Child Care Operators

March 2016

On March 7, 2016, First Call’s Early Childhood Development Roundtable sent a letter to the Honourable Stephanie Cadieux, Minister of Children and Family Development, requesting a meeting to discuss concerns related to the availability of child care capital grants for commercial operators.

Aleksandra Stevanovic, executive director of Children & Youth with Special Needs, Autism and Early Years Policy within MCFD, responded on behalf of Minister Cadieux.


Private child care providers play an important role in the provision of quality early learning and child care services across British Columbia and face similar capital costs as non-profit operators. By including the private sector, we are generating child care options in communities throughout the province, including rural communities, and creating an opportunity for both non-profit and private operators to create new child care programs province-wide.