Child-care funding helps parents in crisis

Letter writer misses point about provision of child-care services

Re: Universal child care needs deeper look (Letters, May 1)

Really? That’s the crux of the argument against child-care investment, ear infections? Mr. Galbraith’s concerns about ear infections in daycares essentially ignore the current crisis for parents struggling with little or no access to licensed child care while they work and support a continuation of outrageously high child poverty rates in B.C.

His claims about the harm of child care and the short-term benefits are outdated and do not reflect more current research into the positive, long-term life course benefits of quality child-care services.

I suggest he read published research by Dr. Clyde Hertzman for more current information. Mr. Galbraith’s ideology is biased against mothers being in the paid workforce.

Sharon Gregson

Vancouver