Help us get new daycare centres open in BC between February and August 2020!

Help us get new daycare centres open in BC between February and August 2020!

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Nurture Early Childhood Education Centre started this petition to Honourable Katrine Conroy (Minister of Children and Family Development) and

Hi everyone. 

On February 10th, the provincial government quietly changed their intake process for new applications for the New Spaces Fund. 

Under the former intake process, applications could come in on a rolling basis throughout the year and would take 2-8 weeks to process. So a new centre could submit their application any time of the year and it would be reviewed accordingly. 

Under the new intake process, any applications received after February 10th will not be processed until August 10, 2020. What this means is that no new daycare applications will receive funding for six months of 2020, from February to August, delaying new projects up to six months, and increasing the processing time to receive funding by 200%. 

We want to open our centre in Victoria this May/June 2020. With the new intake process for the New Spaces Fund, we will not get a dime of funding if we want to open our doors this Spring. Our application is going to sit on a virtual desk collecting virtual dust for up to 11-17 weeks before anyone even looks at it. In order to hope for funding, we would have to delay opening until November. 

We are asking you to sign this petition to ask the Ministry of Children and Family Development to revert to the old intake process IMMEDIATELY and to process applications on a rolling basis so that we can create new licensed daycare spaces in BC throughout the year.

This is not a time to hinder new childcare spaces from becoming operational. Please sign below and share. 

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