Community Plan for a Public System of Integrated Early Care and Learning


About the $10 A Day Plan

In 2010, the Coalition of Child Care Advocates of BC and the Early Childhood Educators of BC released a draft plan for an Integrated System of Early Care and Learning in BC. The draft responded to BC’s implementation of full school day Kindergarten for 5 year olds and the deepening child care crisis facing BC families.

For over 6 months, thousands of British Columbians engaged in a dialogue about our draft plan. This dialogue helped shape and inform our finalized Community Plan for a Public System of Integrated Early Care and Learning.

The Plan, released in April 2011, offers a concrete, innovative and ambitious way forward and provides a framework for significant and lasting change.

Since its release, the Plan has been enthusiastically endorsed and supported by a growing number of individuals and organizations. These voices are calling on government to adopt and implement the Plan so that children, families, communities and our economy are served by a high quality, universal, democratic and accountable system of early care and learning.

There are 3 ways to endorse the Plan:

  1. As an individual
  2. As an organization
  3. As an academic

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Money in Your Pocket education campaign

- Information Sheet
- Community Plan dollars

Sharon Gregson discusses the Plan at the launch of the 2012 BC Child Poverty Report Card:

Perspectives on the Plan - Campbell River Child Care Society and Collingwood Neighbourhood House talk about their support for the Plan
The Early Childhood Educator, Spring 2012

Want more information? Read about the Highlights of the Community Plan.

Do you have questions about the Plan? Check out the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Take action: Community Toolkit

Wondering how $10 a day child care fits in with a Living Wage? Check out The Living Wage and Public Policy

Check out this short video, The Value of Child Care:

We appreciate your interest in sharing information about child care and the $10/day Plan. Please note that if you are making multiple copies of the Plan for ECE students at the post-secondary level, we:

  • welcome your donation of $250 per class set, payable to the CCCABC c/o 2772 East Broadway, Vancouver BC V5M 1Y8
  • welcome the opportunity to prepare and mail the copies to you. Please contact us at or


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