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Cranbrook gets new $10-a-day childcare spaces

Parents in Cranbrook will have access to $10-a-day childcare with an existing facility converting to the new program, aimed at helping families save money.

B.C. government officials said the Kids on Campus Children’s Centre will have 40 spaces available, 32 for children between two-and-a-half years old to kindergarten age, and eight multi-age spaces.

“We doubled the number of $10-a-day spaces earlier this year and continue our work to nearly double yet again by the end of 2022, with more than 2,450 spaces added this month alone,” said Katrina Chen, Minister of State for Child Care. “Affordable child care can be life-changing, and we’re one step closer to making that a reality for all families in B.C.”

B.C. government officials said the $10-a-day program can help families reduce the cost of childcare from $1,000 per month down to $200.

The spaces added at Community Campus Children’s Society make up 40 of the over 2,450 childcare spaces added this month.

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