child care policy

Children’s backpacks and shoes are seen at a CEFA (Core Education and Fine Arts) Early Learning daycare franchise, in Langley, B.C., on Tuesday May 29, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. budget to expand $10-a-day child care, but misses the mark on ‘truly universal’ system

$111 million will be used to fund 3,750 new $10-a-day spaces though 75 additional ChildCareBC universal prototype sites over the next three years.

 

A new report entitled Child Care in Victoria states that a shortage of more than 4,200 spaces exists in the region’s second-largest municipality. (B.C. government photo)

Victoria lacks more than 4,200 child care spaces within city: report

Eastern neighbourhoods face the largest child care shortages

 

Six Greater Victoria, including Central Saanich, North Saanich and Sidney, have hired a company to study child care gaps after receiving a grant of $150,000 through the Union of British Columbia Municipalities Community Child Car Planning Program (Black Press Media File).

Estimates suggest North Saanich facing extreme childcare shortfall

Central Saanich, North Saanich and Sidney part of larger child-care gap analysis