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Community Plan For A Public System of Integrated Early Care & Learning

In 2010, the Coalition of Child Care Advocates of BC and the Early Childhood Educators of BC released a draft plan for an Integrated System of Early Care and Learning in BC. The draft responded to BC’s implementation of full school day Kindergarten for 5 year olds and the deepening child care crisis facing BC families.

For over 6 months, thousands of British Columbians engaged in a dialogue about our draft plan. This dialogue helped shape and inform our finalized Community Plan for a Public System of Integrated Early Care and Learning. The Plan, released in April 2011, offers a concrete, innovative and ambitious way forward and provides a framework for significant and lasting change.

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The Plan

Since its release in April 2011, the Plan has been enthusiastically endorsed and supported by a growing number of individuals and organizations. These voices are calling on government to adopt and implement the Plan so that children, families, communities and our economy are served by a high quality, universal, democratic and accountable system of early care and learning.

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Community Plan

To learn more about the details of the plan download the PDF below.

$10aDay Fact Sheets

Download the Fact Sheets below to find out more about the $10aDay Community Plan

Fact Sheet 1: For BC Parents

Fact Sheet 1: For BC Parents

What The Plan Means For Families

Download Fact Sheet 1 in: Chinese | Filipino Punjabi Spanish Vietnamese

Fact Sheet 2: It Makes Good Dollars & Sense

Fact Sheet 2: It Makes Good Dollars & Sense

Economic Rationale For Public Investment

Fact Sheet 3: By The Numbers

Fact Sheet 3: By The Numbers

BC Children, Families And Child Care

Fact Sheet 4: $10aDay Child Care

Fact Sheet 4: $10aDay Child Care

A Key To Ending Child Poverty

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$10aday Child Care and ECEs in BC

Sep 15, 2020

A Message from the Early Childhood Educators of BC (ECEBC) and the Coalition of Child Care Advocates of BC (CCCABC)

“We have always known that ECEs are essential to achieving a high quality, affordable child care system that meets the needs of BC families and communities” (CCCABC and ECEBC, 2020)”.

Universal Child Care Prototype Sites Announcement

Nov 9, 2018

The B.C. Government has announced more than 50 Universal Child Care Prototype Sites that will test the funding and operational models for moving British Columbia towards a universal child care system. Find out more about the announcement in the Ministry of Children & Family Development's release as well as ECEBC's press release.