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Volume 64, No. 18
228/2021
The British Columbia Gazette, Part II
September 21, 2021

B.C. Reg. 228/2021, deposited September 13, 2021, under the CHILD CARE SUBSIDY ACT [section 13]. Order in Council 520/2021, approved and ordered September 13, 2021.

On the recommendation of the undersigned, the Lieutenant Governor, by and with the advice and consent of the Executive Council, orders that the Child Care Subsidy Regulation, B.C. Reg. 74/97, is amended as set out in the attached Appendix.

— M. DEAN, Minister of Children and Family Development; A. KANG, Presiding Member of the Executive Council.

Appendix

1 Section 1 (1) of the Child Care Subsidy Regulation, B.C. Reg. 74/97, is amended

(a) in the definition of "business day" by striking out ", Sunday" and substituting "or other than Sunday",

(b) by repealing the definition of "care surrounding school day" and substituting the following:

"care surrounding school day" means child care provided, for children enrolled in school, during a period that begins no earlier than 6 a.m. and ends no later than 7 p.m. on

(a) one or more of the days in session, or

(b) Family Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Victoria Day, Labour Day, Thanksgiving Day or Remembrance Day; ,

(c) by adding the following definition:

"enrolled in school" means enrolled in an educational program, in relation to kindergarten to grade 12 education, provided under the School Act, the Independent School Act, a Nisga'a law or a law of a treaty first nation; ,

(d) in the definition of "licensed child care setting" by adding the following paragraph:

(h) School Age Care on School Grounds; ,

(e) in the definition of "licensed preschool" by striking out "preschool described in paragraph (c)" and substituting "program described in paragraph (c)", and

(f) in the definition of "school age" by striking out ", except in the definition of "licensed child care setting"," and substituting ", except in a description of a program referred to in the definition of "licensed child care setting",".

2 Section 3 (4) is amended by striking out "child of school age" and substituting "child enrolled in school".

3 Section 9 (3) (b) is amended by adding "applicable" before "notice of assessment" and striking out "that apply".

4 Section 9.1 (7) (b) is amended by adding "of this subsection" after "paragraph (a)".

5 Section 11.1 is repealed and the following substituted:

Access to preschool

11.1 (1) This section applies in relation to a child who has reached 29 months of age but who

(a) has not reached school age, or

(b) has reached school age but who is not enrolled in school.

(2) If the minister provides a child care subsidy for a child to attend 20 full days per month at a child care setting, other than a child care setting described in paragraph (a) to (d), (f) or (h) of the definition of "licensed child care setting" in section 1, the minister may provide an additional child care subsidy for that child to receive child care for up to 20 half days per month in a licensed preschool.

(3) The additional child care subsidy may be provided on the first day of the month in which a child reaches 29 months of age.

6 Section 1 of Schedule A is repealed and the following substituted:

Definition and interpretation

1 (1) In this Schedule, "maximum benefit" means the amount set out in Column 3 of the applicable table for the type of child care for which a monthly child care subsidy is being determined.

(2) For the purposes of determining a monthly child care subsidy under this Schedule,

(a) the maximum benefit for a type of child care set out in Column 2 of a table in this Schedule applies on the first day of the month in which a child reaches the age of 19 months, 29 months and 37 months, as applicable, and

(b) if a child of school age is receiving a type of child care that is both within the meaning of care surrounding school day and the description of another type of child care, the maximum benefit for care surrounding school day applies.

7 The table in section 2 of Schedule A is amended

(a) by repealing everything before item 1 and substituting the following:

Item

Column 1
Care
Code

Column 2
Type of Child Care Provided in a
Licensed Child Care Setting

Column 3
Maximum Benefit
per Month

Group Child Care / Multi-Age Child Care / School Age Care on School Grounds

, and

(b) by repealing everything after item 8 and substituting the following:

Item

Column 1
Care
Code

Column 2
Type of Child Care Provided in a
Licensed Child Care Setting

Column 3
Maximum Benefit
per Month

Licensed Preschool

9

N1

children 29 months and over but who have not reached school age or who have reached school age but who are not enrolled in school

$225

Other

10

L2

care surrounding school day

$210


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