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Investing in early childhood educators creates a StrongerBC, Canada – More B.C. families will benefit from quality child care, thanks to investments that will encourage early childhood educator (ECE) recruitment and retention through better access to bursaries, professional-development opportunities and wage enhancements. Read more
Throne speech lays out plans to build a stronger B.C. by putting people first – The provincial government presented the 2022 Budget, which builds on the important progress made in the past years. Budget 2022 adds an additional $284 million over the next three years, Years 5 to 7 of the 10-year ChildCareBC plan. Read more.                     
Affordable child-care program providing relief for families amid rising cost of living – The goal is to lower child-care costs to $10 per day across the country. Read the CBC article now
Ottawa to fund training for childcare educators – B.C. has announced the federal government is providing $49.2 million to train and recruit childhood teachers. Read The Province news article now

ChildCareBC Bulletins 32nd Edition – Child Care Guidance Updated for Child Care Settings. Read more
Public Health Guidance for Child Care Settings – Visit the BC Centre for Disease Control for up-to-date guidance. 
Child care providers will receive additional health, safety funding – The province is investing $20 million in one-time grants to help licensed child care providers meet the challenges of additional pandemic-related health and safety costs, while also supporting access to inclusive, quality and affordable child care. Read more
Rapid tests being delivered to support B.C. child care providers – The province is distributing up to 250,000 rapid antigen tests to government-funded child care providers throughout British Columbia for use by child care professionals with COVID-19 symptoms. Read more
Provinces transition to publicly-funded child care with new agreements – Read more from Childcare Resource and Research Unit
BC’s Path to Universal Child Care Podcast: Episode #5 – In this episode, Gyda welcomes Public Policy Researcher and Community Engagement Specialist Lynell Anderson. Listen now
Switch of ministry for universal childcare a longtime coming – The Province Feb. 9, 2022, Read more
Prime Minister’s Awards nomination deadline extended – The nomination period for the 2022 competition for the Prime Minister’s Awards for Teaching Excellence, Teaching Excellence in STEM and Excellence in Early Childhood Education is extended until April 21 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Download your nomination package today! 



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