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More $10-a-day daycare spaces coming to Kootenay facilities

Five child care centres scattered across the Kootenays now have $10-a-day service available for parents.

B.C. Government officials said the facilities will have fees capped at $200 per month.

“More and more families are able to get their kids into safe, nurturing childcare spaces here in the Kootenays,” said Nelson-Creston MLA Brittny Anderson. “And we know those spaces also need to be affordable. We’re expanding our $10-a-day childcare options across the province and here at home, making sure that everyone who needs childcare can access it, and that kids have a good start to their educational journey.”

As of Feb. 1, Windermere’s Little Badger Early Learning Program, Blossom & Bud Childcare in Creston, Nelson’s Kootenay Kids Society, Corner Stones Childcare Centre in Revelstoke and Stepp Stones Children’s Centre in Nakusp are all ChildCareBC sites.

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Officials with MLA Anderson’s office said families earning $111,000 or less, can stack savings with the BC Affordable Child Care Benefit, meaning some parents are able to access childcare at no cost.

More $10-a-day spaces will be announced throughout the province in the coming months, as more childcare providers join in.

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