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Canada announces historic first early learning and child care agreement – Prime Minister Trudeau, and Ministers Ahmed Hussen and Carla Qualtrough, announce a historic agreement in which the Government of Canada will invest $3.2 billion over the next five years to help improve regulated early learning and child care for children under six years of age in B.C. Read more.

The Government of Canada and the Government of British Columbia announce an extension of support for quality early learning and child care across the province – Read more.

Expansion of $10-a-day child care coming for families – the Province is accepting applications from licensed child care providers who want to give families child care for $10 a day or less. Read more.

Another step closer to universal, $10-a-day child care – Canada announces historic first early learning and child care agreement. Read the announcement from the office of the Prime Minister now.

A $10-a-day national child care plan will mean big savings for parents – Read the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives article in The Monitor now.

Baby Bump – Advocates cheer Ottawa-BC deal on $10-a-day child care. The Province, July 9, 2021. Read more.

Federal-provincial agreement on $10-a-day child care cheered by advocates – Read The Canadian Press article now.

Between 2018 and March 2020, the Province conducted a review of the Universal Child Care Prototype Site Program with the objective of understanding the cost of delivering child care and informing potential future investment as part of the Province’s long-term plan to transition to a universal child care system.

The COVID-19 Newsletter has a new look and is now called the Childcare BC Bulletin. The 21st Edition has been optimized for web viewing instead of a PDF and the content has been expanded beyond COVID-19 updates. Topics include ELCC Agreement extension, applying for the National ELCC Advisory Council and more. Read more in the Childcare BC Bulletin now.

As the federal government has begun to arrive at early learning and child care agreements with provinces/territories, Childcare Resource and Research Unit (CRRU) has developed an ISSUE File to make useful information widely available. The ISSUE File is being updated continuously, so check back often. Read more.

Canada-BC Early Learning and Child Care Agreement – Read a special broadcast from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit now.

Canada’s roadmap to affordable childcare for all – Child Care Now, July 6, 2021. Read more.