GatineauQA, December 13, 2022 /CNW/ – Access to high-quality, affordable, flexible and inclusive child care will grow the economy, allow more women to enter the workforce and help every child in Canada the best start in life. That is why the Government of Canada signed agreements with all provinces and territories to implement a Canada-extensive system of early learning and child care.
Today, the Minister of the Family, Children and Social Development, Karina GouldY New Brunswick Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development, Bill Hoganmarked the first anniversary of the signing of the Canada-New Brunswick Agreement on Early Learning and Child Care.
As part of the agreement with the Government of New Brunswickthe government of Canada is providing nearly $492 million over five years to help improve licensed early learning and child care for children under age 6 in the province. Through these investments, the governments of Canada Y New Brunswick are working together to improve access to high-quality, affordable, flexible, and inclusive early learning and child care programs and services, with the goal of ensuring that New Brunswick families have access to licensed child care for an average of $10 one day for March 31, 2026.
New Brunswick has reduced child care fees for licensed child care and early learning spaces for children under age 6 by 50% on average starting in June 1, 2022introduced a new child care space creation policy and is working to create 3,400 new licensed child care spaces for the purpose of March 2026.
New Brunswick you are also supporting the valuable work of the early childhood educator workforce, who are at the heart of the Canada-system wide child care and early learning, by implementing the Early Childhood Educator Salary Chart and working on a recruitment and retention strategy.
Building a child care and early learning system that works for all families in all regions of the country is a key part of Gov’t Canada plan to make life more affordable for families while creating good jobs and growing the economy. almost every Canada provinces and territories have announced reductions in child care fees.
“As we mark the first year of our Canada-wide agreement with New Brunswick, our governments can take pride in having delivered real savings to families in the province, while also supporting the early childhood education workforce. By working with the Government of New Brunswick, increased access to high-quality, affordable and inclusive child care services is becoming a reality for families in the province. I look forward to continued success as we move toward our ultimate goal of $10-up-to-date regulated childcare everywhere Canada.”
– Minister of the Family, Children and Social Development, Karina Gould
“I’m excited about the great progress we’ve seen here at New Brunswick During the past year. The impacts of our child care program are making life more affordable for people in our province and giving our children the best start in life. Most importantly, I listen to parents in my community and around the world. New Brunswick how affordable and inclusive child care is changing their lives.
– Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunity Agency, Ginette Petitpas Taylor
“During the last year, in collaboration with the Government of Canada, the provincial government has been able to help families by lowering child care fees, creating new child care spaces, and supporting our early learning and child care sector. As we continue to work through the five years Canadabroad agreement, we look forward to ensuring that more of our youngest students have the tools they need to succeed early on.”
– New Brunswick Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development, Bill Hogan
- As part of the 2021 Budget, the Government of Canada made a transformative investment of more than $27 billion for five years to build a Canada-broad system of early education and child care with provinces and territories. Combined with other investments, including investments in indigenous early learning and child care, up to $30 billion for five years they will be provided in support of early learning and child care.
- Through previous investments in early learning and child care, the Government of Canada helped create more than 40,000 more affordable child care spaces across the country, including more than 12,600 in New Brunswickbefore the pandemic.
- Recognizing that early childhood educators are at the heart of a high-quality, affordable, flexible, and inclusive early learning and child care system, salary scales and/or additional training supports for early childhood educators are part of everybody Canada-Extensive agreements with provinces and territories, with the exception of Quebecwhich has an asymmetric arrangement.
- To ensure that families throughout Canada have lasting access to high-quality, inclusive, affordable early learning and child care, the Government of Canada recently introduced Bill C-35, which, if passed, would enshrine the principles of a Canada-broad system of child care and early learning in federal law. This includes a commitment to maintain long-term federal funding for provinces, territories, and indigenous peoples to support the provision of early education and child care under a Canada-wide system.
- Investments in child care will benefit everyone everywhere Canada. Studies show that for every dollar invested in early childhood education, the economy as a whole receives between $1.50 Y $2.80 instead.
Towards $10 up to date: early learning and child care – Canada.ca
Canada-New Brunswick Agreement for Child Care and Early Learning Across Canada: 2021 to 2026
$10 one day childcare for families in New Bruns$10 per day childcare for families in New Brunswickwick
SOURCE Employment and Social Development Canada
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