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Province offering benefits for parents with preschool and school-aged children

With school starting back up, the B.C. government is offering new childcare savings for parents.

Starting Sept. 1, families with children in eligible half-day preschool and before- and after-school programs will get a discount.

Provincial officials said it works out to an additional $145 per child, per month.

“September can be tough, with back-to-school expenses on top of other essentials and groceries all going up because of global inflation. It’s a lot and people need a break,” said Premier David Eby in a release.

“That’s why we’re bringing down the cost of child care again, this time for families with preschool and school-aged children. This made-in-B.C. solution will help ease the pressure on families just in time for the new school year.”

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Funding will be provided to participating child care centres directly, so families do not need to apply to receive the savings.

Story by Josiah Spyker, Vista Radio

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