BC Government Funding 147 Additional Early Childhood Education Spaces in Universities and Colleges

The additional spaces will cost $1.32 million and are part of the government’s 10-year plan for child care in British Columbia.

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The BC government is funding the creation of 147 additional early childhood education spaces at eight public post-secondary institutions across the province.

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“Every parent wants to give their child the best start in life, and early childhood educators play an important role in this by helping children develop critical thinking, communication and social skills. Providing more opportunities to train early childhood educators empowers people who are passionate about caring for our children,” Anne Kang, Minister of Higher Education and Skills Training, said in a prepared statement.

The additional spaces will cost $1.32 million and are part of the government’s 10-year plan for child care in British Columbia. Capilano University’s new Center for Childhood Studies is also receiving additional government funding.

According to the government, between 2018 and 2021, 13 public post-secondary institutions in British Columbia added 1,003 places for early childhood education students. More than two-thirds of the additional seats were reserved for rural and remote communities,

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