The provincial government has added more than 13-hundred and 70 extra spaces to its ten-dollar-a-day child care program.
That brings to 82 hundred the number opened up since last April.
The program substantially reduces the cost of a full-time infant at centres to just 200 dollars a month.
The minister of state for child care, Katrina Chen, says they hope to have more than 12-thousand spaces by the end of this year.
Chen estimates 69-thousand families will be able to take advantage of a scheme that reduces childcare fees by up to 550 dollars a month, at centres that are not part of the ten-dollar-a-day program.
The federal government is contributing 3.2-billion dollars to the program over five years.
– with files from Vista Radio newswire