Let's Build Public Childcare

Recent improvements to childcare in BC committed significant resources to supporting kids aged 0-5, but what’s missing is new spaces for school-aged kids. 

Families need universal, affordable childcare in every community that is easy to access, with enough spaces for every child.

The solution to this space shortage is right in front of us: use the public school system to add before and after-school care to the existing school day.

Universally accessible school-aged childcare in public schools is the most effective way to create the quality, affordable school-aged childcare our communities and families need.

We have the facilities already—there’s almost no need for capital expenditures or construction.

We have the trained staff available—qualified Education Assistants already are in place, and most don’t currently receive full-time hours.

For parents, it couldn’t be more efficient—drop your kids at school in the morning and pick them up at the end of the day. No more running to multiple locations or juggling competing schedules. 

And for kids this means high quality care with more stability and fewer transitions through their day – this is especially important for some children with special needs for whom these transitions can be very difficult.

This solution:
•    increases learning opportunities
•    provides more customized care and assistance
•    reduces transitions and commutes
•    increases safety and security
•    provides greater accountability
•    is accessible to every family who wants it

HERE’S HOW YOU CAN HELP – Add your name to the growing number of voices calling for this high quality and affordable model of school-aged childcare in your community.

Let’s Build Public Childcare


Let the provincial government know you support bringing childcare into BC's public schools

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