Daycare funding available

Tofino – Re: April 16 Westerly News “Daycare funding varies by town on coast:” If I might add gently, majority of families on the west coast here are eligible for BC Government Subsidy to reduce their daycare expenditures if: -they have done their taxes in a timely manner from the previous year -they choose to patronize a Licensed center -and if they earn less than $80 000/year This means the cost of childcare is the

exact same for subsidized families who choose to use a private V.I.H.A-Licensed center as it is for those who may opt for the already-subsidized public centers in Tofino and Ucluelet.

This is a pivotal point that seemed to be overlooked in Bob MacPherson’s commentary, as well as in the article as a whole. We now have an excellent variety of offerings and choices for young families in Tofino, for example, as we have 3 private Licensed child care centers as well as the Tofino Children’s Center. All 3 private centers offer unique and exciting opportunities for children in the event the public Tofino center is full…or for parents wanting something different/specific for their children. That’s progress!

Rachel Sutton, B.Ed, B.CYC, ND Orca Play Organic Child Care, Tofino

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