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BC’s ten-dollar-a-day child care program on track to see spaces nearly double

The provincial government has added more than 13-hundred and 70 extra spaces to its ten-dollar-a-day child care program.

That brings to 82 hundred the number opened up since last April.

The program substantially reduces the cost of a full-time infant at centres to just 200 dollars a month.

The minister of state for child care, Katrina Chen, says they hope to have more than 12-thousand spaces by the end of this year.

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Chen estimates 69-thousand families will be able to take advantage of a scheme that reduces childcare fees by up to 550 dollars a month, at centres that are not part of the ten-dollar-a-day program.

The federal government is contributing 3.2-billion dollars to the program over five years.

with files from Vista Radio newswire

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