The Coalition of Child Care Advocates of BC has recently published the results of a 2024, province wide poll that shows $10aDay child care is still very popular among BC residents six years after the policy was adopted by the NDP government.

Polling found that British Columbians are eager to see the promise of $10aDay child care fully realized and 76% of respondents want the BC government to move more quickly. 20% of British Columbians (and 35% of 18-34 year-olds) report that they or someone they know have personally benefited from $10aDay child care. The continued rollout will be watched closely by British Columbians, and 58% of young people (ages 18-34) say this issue will be vote-determining for them.

The province is still facing barriers to accessing child care. 84% of families with young children cite long waiting lists for child care as a cause for concern, with 43% of families of young children reporting waits of more than 6 months. Today, there are only enough licensed childcare spaces for every 25% of children in BC. 

“Overall, 70% of British Columbians with young children say that the government has made child care more affordable for their family” – confirming government investments to date have had meaningful results for families, and 88% confirm that they would like to have access to $10aDay child care,” concluded the Coalition of Child Care Advocates of BC.

Read the full report here