ChildCareBC

Families can now save up to $550 more per child, per month on their licensed child care costs. New child care spaces are opening, and more early learning professionals are being trained, making child care more accessible than ever.

We're making child care more affordable

Find out how much you can save

The Child Care Fee Reduction Initiative lowers the cost of child care. Families automatically receive these savings.

Affordable Child Care Benefit

The benefit is a monthly payment to help with the cost of care. Families with a pre-tax income of up to $111,000 are eligible.

Child care savings

Your family may be able to access additional savings to help with child care costs:

How to access child care

Learn about the different types of care, what works best for you and your child and find a provider in your community.

Providing child care services

Everything you need to know about running a child care facility. Learn about operating requirements, funding options and support resources.

Space creation funding

In the first three years of ChildCareBC, more than 30,500 new licensed child care spaces for children 0 to 12 have been introduced in B.C. Thousands of more spaces are needed for families. Learn about funding and grants to create new spaces.

Support for early childhood professionals

Early childhood professionals play a critical role in caring for and preparing kids for the future.

COVID-19 health and safety

Health and safety information to assist and support child care providers with COVID-19 and to keep families informed of the latest public health guidance. 

Early learning and child care engagement

B.C. is committed to supporting families and the well-being, care and education of children. We're transforming quality, inclusive child care into a core service available to every family who needs it, at an affordable price.

Child care service reports and assessments

Review inspection and operation reports or make a complaint about a facility.

Our Plan: ChildCareBC

B.C. is taking important steps to deliver quality and affordable child care to more families. Learn more about what we're doing to reduce child care fees for parents, build more licensed spaces, and increase supports for those working in the sector.