After receiving provincial funding to assess child-care spaces, city staff will be engaging this summer with child-care providers.
The city issued a survey and now plans to follow up in person. Anecdotally, the city and KTW have heard of a shortage of child-care spaces in Kamloops The analysis will provide concrete data.
The B.C. NDP promised during the last provincial election campaign a $10-a-day child-care program, which has not yet come to fruition.
A provincial advocate recently appeared before Kamloops council, pitching the program as an expansion to the education system and seeking support from municipalities and organizations throughout B.C.
City council unanimously endorsing the initiative.