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Province adds first $10-a-day childcare centre to Telkwa

The province is continuing to ramp up its $10-a-day daycare program in December, with more than 2,450 new spaces opening up throughout BC.

61 child care centres across BC will be entering the $10-a-day program this month, including one in Telkwa.

52 spaces at the Ark PlayDay Centre are now $10-a-day – 16 2.5 years to kindergarten, 10 preschool, 18 school age, and eight multi-age.

“We doubled the number of $10-a-day spaces earlier this year and continue our work to nearly double yet again by the end of 2022, with more than 2,450 spaces added this month alone,” said Katrina Chen, Minister of State for Child Care.

“Affordable child care can be life changing, and we’re one step closer to making that a reality for all families in B.C.”

The province says the average cost of full time infant childcare is $1,000 a month, and these changes could save families $800 on that bill.

“Our governments are making affordable, high-quality, flexible, and inclusive child care a reality,” said Karina Gould, federal Minister of Families, Children and Social Development.

“Through our transformative investments, we remain focused on making life more affordable for families and giving every child the best possible start in life.”

For the complete list of $10-a-day childcare centres in BC, click here.

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