Child Care

Applications are currently being accepted. The application deadline for both programs is January 18, 2019.

In order to better meet the child care needs of families, the Province of British Columbia recently announced expanded investment in the child care sector totaling $1 billion over three years. This includes $237 million to improve access to child care, including funding the creation of 22,000 new licensed child care spaces.

The Ministry of Children and Family Development is providing $3 million for the Community Child Care Planning Program.  In addition, the Community Child Care Space Creation Program, funded under the Canada-British Columbia Early Learning and Child Care Agreement, will provide $13.7 million to fund the creation of new licensed child care spaces in local government-owned facilities.

Both funding programs will be administered by the UBCM.

Community Child Care Space Creation Program

The Community Child Care Space Creation Program will provide funding to local governments to create new licensed child care spaces within their own facilities for children aged 0-5, with a focus on spaces for infants and toddlers.

Community Child Care Planning Program

The Community Child Care Planning Program will provide funding for local governments to engage in child care planning activities in order to develop a community child care space creation action plan. 

Contact Information

For more information contact Local Government Program Services at (250) 952-9177 or lgps@ubcm.ca.

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