September 23, 2022

(xʷməθkʷəy̓ əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-
Waututh)/Vancouver, B.C.- September 23, 2022) – Today the Minister of
Education and Child Care (MECC) Jennifer Whiteside, and the Minister of State for
Child Care, Katrina Chen, announced that families in British Columbia with children
ages zero to Kindergarten, in licensed and participating childcare facilities, will
receive childcare fee reductions of up to $550.00 per month, per child, by December
1st, 2022.

In addition to automatic fee reductions for eligible families, Minister Chen announced:
that the number of $10.00 a day spaces in ChildCareBC Centres for children, ages
zero to five, will be nearly doubled by December 2022; that there will be increased
access to the Affordable Child Care Benefit program, for families with a combined
income up to $111,000 per year; that a “fee floor” will be established, setting a
minimum fee charge by providers for childcare; and, that fee increase thresholds, by
each Service Delivery Region, will be established, limiting child care fee increases to
a 3% max of the median cost of child care by participating child care providers.