Clark vows $76-million investment in child care

By Zoe McKnight, Vancouver Sun

…. Clark linked early childhood advancement with a strong economy. “We do not believe that British Columbian families need more Band-Aids or quick-fix solutions. What they need is a long-term plan, backed by a strong funding commitment,” she said.

Advocates say only one in five children who need it have access to licensed group child care.

“To have them announce this load of nothing, throwing bits of money at different aspects of child care, most of it in the future, is nothing short of pathetic. It’s not a strategy and it’s certainly not a plan,” said Sharon Gregson, spokeswoman for the Coalition of Child Care Advocates of B.C., which is in favour of $10-aday, government-funded care.