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2018 - Child Care - BC - News Reports, Media & Press Releases

A collection of 2018 news reports, media and press releases regarding child care issues in British Columbia.

April 2, 2018 - Roll out of B.C. child-care plan beset with problems, operators say - The Globe and Mail

The program, which will see fee reductions of up to $350 per month at eligible centres, is being viewed as a first step toward the New Democrats’ election promise of universal child care

March 29, 2018 - Concerns from private child care providers future B.C. plans won’t include them |

One Maple Ridge owner is concerned child care centres like hers will be cut off from much needed funding.

March 27, 2018 - Premier John Horgan to make child care announcement this morning |

Child care providers across the province are frustrated with the application process for the new parent-fee reductions offered by the NDP government.

March 26, 2018 - Deadline extended to opt in to B.C. child care fee reduction program | Vancouver Sun

The B.C. government has extended its deadline to April 20 for child care operators to opt in to a program to decrease the cost of daycare.

March 24, 2018 - Private daycare operators fear government’s plan - Maple Ridge News

Private daycare operators in Maple Ridge are worried that they are being forced out of business by the NDP government’s plans for child care.

March 23, 2018 - Childcare advocates disagree with Fraser Institute’s report on subsidized daycare

Supporters of B.C.’s move toward universal daycare defended the plan this week as one group said the government should look at a more targeted approach.

March 22, 2018 - Child-care providers concerned fee reduction initiative could handcuff businesses | CBC News

The provincial government has promised cheaper child care for British Columbia parents by April 1, but the people who provide that care say there are major problems with the government's plan.

March 22, 2018 - Fraser Institute warns universal child care could be costly to B.C. |

The Fraser Institute is warning that British Columbia's goal of universal child care could be costly to tax payers.

March 20, 2018 - ‘The math doesn’t make sense’: daycares anxious on eve of NDP childcare rollout |

"There's a lot more questions that have come up now that the contracts are out. The math doesn't make sense."

March 20, 2018 - Terrace day care worried it will have to cut spaces due to NDP payroll tax |

Willow Creek day care in Terrace may soon need to turn parents away. Owner Jennifer Maillet says the child care facility will be required to pay the province's new payroll tax next year, to a tune of $15,000 a year.

March 20, 2018 - Questions leave child care providers leery of B.C. fee reduction plan | Vancouver Sun

Many child care providers will delay opting in to the new B.C. government program to reduce daycare fees and others are opting out altogether because they have serious concerns about the program.

March 20, 2018 - Child care 'a mess' - Kelowna News -

Major changes coming to B.C.'s child-care system remain unclear for parents and service providers.

March 19, 2018 - B.C. parents hoping to see reduced daycare fees may have to wait | CTV Vancouver News

The initiative is meant to reduce the amount parents pay while ensuring staff are still properly compensated.

March 16, 2018 - Woman's work? Early childhood educator worries sexism plays a role in low wages for care providers i...

Early childhood educators in B.C. are disappointed the province's push for universal child-care isn't coming with a pay increase for those doing the work — and at least one worries sexism plays a role.

CBC News

March 15, 2018 - Terrace daycare at the centre of debate in B.C. Legislature - Terrace Standard

MLA Laurie Throness addressed the Minister of Finance on Thursday March 15 and spoke about Willow Creek Childcare in Terrace.

March 14, 2018 - Concerns raised over new provincial child-care program - Terrace Standard

The NDP’s $1-billion investment in B.C. childcare, along with the new rollout of various subsidy programs for families, is leaving some early childhood educators in Terrace concerned about how they will afford future operating costs.

March 14, 2018 - Big Questions Unanswered in Government’s Child Care Plans | The Tyee

How much training will new staff require? And will low wages rise with qualifications?

March 14, 2018 - Advocate says universal child care long overdue in B.C. - Salmon Arm Observer

Shane Simpson, B.C. Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction, played with the kids at the Kelowna YMCA during a visit in January. —Image: Alistair Waters/Capital News

March 14, 2018 - Fee hike at provincially-funded daycare raises questions - British Columbia - CBC News

The Purpose Society, which runs several daycares, said the fee hike will go toward increased staff wages.

March 9, 2018 - OUR VIEW: Child care should be a right, not a privilege

One billion dollars over three years. It’s such a mind-boggling amount of money that most of us can’t begin to conceive of what it really means. That’s the amount of money that Finance Minister. . .

March 9, 2018 - Tillicum Lelum hosts grand opening for new child care centre - BC Local News

Performers with the Hesquiaht Dancers dance troupe were a major part of the festivities at Friday’s grand opening event for Tillicum Lelum’s new $2-million child care centre in Nanaimo.(CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin)

March 8, 2018 - B.C. daycare operator trying to open second location can’t find staff |

Sarah Su has received only one application in the last two months.

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