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Will coordination solve BC's child care crisis?

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Coalition of Child Care Advocates of BC
Publication Date: 
31 Jul 2013

Description from CCCABC:

We've released a new document examining the provincial government's Early Years Strategy being implemented by the Ministry of Children and Family Development. The government has chosen to focus on the coordination of early years programs when it should be increasing the number of quality, regulated, affordable child care spaces to address the interconnected link between families and jobs:

Coordination is NOT a child care problem.
It will NOT solve BC's child care crisis.

...government has not yet accepted responsibility for building and maintaining a quality child care system that meets the needs of families with young children - predominantly parents in the labour force.

Solving the child care crisis requires systemic change that goes far beyond the coordination, collaboration and integration proposed in the Early Years Strategy. That's because there are fundamental differences between child care and BC's other ECD services.

What BC needs to to solve the child care crisis is the $10/day Child Care Plan.