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New child care legislation will build stronger B.C. for families – New early learning and child care legislation, which became law Oct. 27, 2021, will help the Province deliver on its 10-year Childcare BC plan to build an affordable, quality and inclusive early learning and child care system for B.C. families. Read more.

Early childhood education training leads to jobs in Nanaimo – Sixteen British Columbians are qualified and working as certified early childhood educators, thanks to a Community and Employer Partnerships (CEP) project from the Government of British Columbia. Read more.
ECE Education Support Fund - Learn more about the new bursaries that will soon be available for early childhood education students enrolled in the fall 2021 semester. Read more.
Coquitlam pledges 2K more childcare spots - Coquitlam plans to add about 2,000 new licensed group childcare spaces over the next decade. Read more.
Childcare BC Bulletin includes information on Seamless Day Kindergarten Expansion, Inclusive Child Care Toolkit, toileting resources and supports from CanAssist and more! – Read the 23rd Edition now.
Pilot program that combines daycare and kindergarten expanding to more B.C Schools – Read more.

More funding coming for children and youth with complex needs – the families of children and youth with physical disabilities and other complex care needs will receive more help to pay for the medical equipment they need to live at home through a $10 million funding increase to medical equipment benefits under the At Home Program. Learn more.

Improved system coming for children and youth with support needs – Neurodiverse children and youth and those with disabilities will benefit from a new service system that will provide supports for children and youth based on their unique needs, with or without a diagnosis. Read more.

Prime Minister Trudeau has announced his new Cabinet, and the YMCA CCRR would like to congratulate Karina Gould, who was appointed Minister for Children, Families and Social DevelopmentLearn more.