The goal of the ETG is to help British Columbians access the skills training they need to adapt to the changing requirements of jobs and the labour market while encouraging employer involvement in the training of their employees. Some child care centres have successfully applied for funding to traing their ECEs.
As part of Government’s Early Care and Learning Recruitment and Retention Strategy, front-line Early Childhood Educators (ECEs) working in eligible licensed child care facilities receiving Child Care Operating Funding (CCOF) are eligible to receive a $1 per hour wage enhancement.
One-time Start-Up Grants are available to help eligible unlicensed child care providers - whether Registered Licence-Not-Required (RLNR) or Licence-Not-Required (LNR) - to become licensed child care facilities under the Community Care and Assisted Living Act.
The Childcare BC Maintenance Fund (formerly Minor Capital Funding) helps licensed child care facilities address maintenance issues that may impact children's health, safety, or well-being, or cause a facility to close. The fund also assists with relocation costs, if the relocation is required for the provider to remain in compliance with requirements under the Community Care and Assisted Living Act. The Childcare BC Maintenance Fund grant is available to support eligible organizations to address emergencies, make necessary repairs, and/or replace equipment for their operations.
The Child Care Fee Reduction Initiative lowers the cost of child care for parents each month. Parents do not need to apply for the fee reduction. Child care providers that are approved to opt in to the Child Care Fee Reduction Initiative receive funding to reduce parent fees.