UNSTABLE FUNDING FOR EARLY YEARS SERVICES

  • BC lacks a comprehensive early years plan that ensures an entitlement to a full range of supports and services for all young families and their children.
  • Early childhood development programs have been greatly impacted by funding insecurity in BC. In 2009 and 2010, a number of cuts were made to government funded programs, and a pattern of cutting and later reinvesting in programs has emerged, such as with the Roots/Seeds of Empathy programs, Success By 6, and funding from gaming grants.

Q: If elected, will your party commit to establishing an entitlement for all BC families to a full range of early years supports and services, such as family support programs, quality affordable child care services, early intervention services and others, supported by a multi- year, stable funding base? 

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