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Burnaby's SFU Childcare Society becoming $10 a day site

“Affordable child care can be life changing, and we’re one step closer to making that a reality for all families in B.C.”
The SFU Childcare Society is located on top of Burnaby mountain on the west side of campus and in the UniverCity neighbourhood.

The B.C. government says 426 more child care spaces in Burnaby will soon have fees cut dramatically for parents. 

Local MLAs Katrina Chen (Burnaby-Lougheed), Raj Chouhan (Burnaby-Edmonds), Janet Routledge (Burnaby North) and Anne Kang (Burnaby-Deer Lake) announced SFU Childcare Society will be a $10-a-day ChildCareBC Site, which caps fees at $200 each month per child. 

"I'm pleased with the work our government is doing to put people first. Under the previous government, childcare went underfunded, with families having to choose between quality care and making ends meet," Kang said in a news release today (Nov. 1).

"Prioritizing families and investments will make a real difference in their lives."

The province says the average cost of child care will drop from roughly $1,000 a month at participating facilities (full-time, centre-based infant care) to $200 a month. 

"Burnaby is a diverse community, and each family has unique needs," Chouhan added. 

"By investing in childcare, we’re ensuring that families will be supported no matter what comes their way."

Childcare at the SFU Childcare Society is licensed for under 36 months, 30 months to school age and school age. 

Other Burnaby ChildCareBC sites include: 

  • Bee Daycare (corporate/limited company) - In Home, Multi-Age
  • Brentwood Nursery School/Brentwood Preschool (not-for-profit) - Preschool
  • Burnaby South Childcare (not-for-profit) - Under 36 months, age 3 to 5 years
  • Deaf Children's Society of B.C. (not-for-profit) - Age 3 to 5 years
  • Fairhaven Children's Centre (not-for-profit) - Age 3 to 5 years
  • Morley Child Care Centre (not-for-profit) - Age 3 to 5 years, preschool, school-age
  • Richie Bros. Auctioneers Child Care (corporate/limited company) - Under 36 months, age 3 to 5 years