The Board at CCEC Credit Union supports the $10 a Day Child Care Plan proposed by the Coalition of Child Care Advocates of BC.
We share the belief that all young children should have the right to participate in quality early care and learning programs that meet their needs. With this plan, child care would cost families $10 a day for full-time enrollment & there would be a sliding scale based on income and terms of enrollment..
If you are a BC parent in the labour force and have a young child — chances are it’s been hard for you to find affordable, quality child care. And, if you have found a child care arrangement that works for you — chances are you feel ‘lucky’ even though you are all too aware of the high cost of care.
It’s important to remember that most BC families with young children are also experiencing a child care crisis. It's most likely not surprising to you that:
• Canada ranks last among developed countries in supporting quality early care and learning programs?
• BC has licensed child care spaces for only about 20 per cent of children.
• Fees are high because — unlike libraries, parks and schools that receive public funds to cover some operating costs — child care is primarily a user fee service.
• Even high fees paid by parents aren’t enough to pay early childhood educators a living wage
BC has a child care crisis that isn't improving. Check their website to learn more.