Quality Care For Our Kids
Helping existing providers become licensed:
One of the most efficient and effective ways to expand licensed child care across British Columbia is to help existing providers become licensed. We are making it easier for existing providers to join the licensed system by providing start-up grants to help offset the costs of becoming licensed.
Strengthening our laws to protect our kids:
We will introduce changes to our child care laws to make sure unlicensed child care providers who are putting kids at risk are identified and held accountable.
Recruiting and retaining Early Childhood Educators:
The backbone of quality child care is quality staff. Early Childhood Educators are critical to the quality of care and learning in licensed facilities. Budget 2018 provides $136 million over three years to enhance quality of care, including important new supports for training and development of Early Childhood Educators. We will increase the number of spaces available to train these early learning experts and offer expanded access to grants and bursaries to support certification of quality child care staff.
Learn more with our path to universal child care.