Lake Country daycare goes to $10 per day

Daycare joins $10-per-day

Just under 70 daycare spaces in Lake Country are among the 725 in B.C. shifting to $10-per-day care in February.

BGC Okanagan in Lake Country, which has 68 spaces for infant to school age, was announced as a $10-per-day centre alongside 11 other facilities on Monday.

There are now 12,700 $10-per-day spaces in the province, as the government continues to roll out the program in partnership with the feds.

"Affordable child care can be life changing, and with over 12,700 $10-a-day spaces throughout the province, we are lowering the cost of child care for families," said Grace Lore, B.C. Minister of State for Child Care.

"The recent child care fee reductions and the $10 a Day ChildCareBC program are some of the ways we are making child care more affordable and allowing parents - especially mothers - to pursue opportunities and achieve financial independence and security, which benefits families, our communities and the economy as a whole."

Spaces in the $10-a-day program reduce the average cost of child care from $1,000 a month for full-time, centre-based infant care to $200 a month for the same service, saving families an average of $800 a month per child.

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