BC Ministry of Education News
BC Child Care Transition
The government of BC has announced that the accountability for child care will transition to the Ministry of Education as of April 2022. Minister of Education Jennifer Whiteside and Minister of State for Child Care Katrina Chen have released a joint letter. Read
This will transition the Minister of State for Child Care, public service staff, the budget and legislative authority for child care to the Ministry of Education, which is a key commitment and a key operational step in the ChildCare BC plan to build a system that integrates child care into the broader learning environment.
This transition does not introduce any changes to the role of the school boards, and engagement opportunities with the sector will continue to help inform how child care can integrate into the broader learning environment.
Read the Deputy Minister's Bulletins