On March 6, 2023, the Government of Saskatchewan announced that licensed child care fees would be reduced to $10 per day by April 1, 2023, three years ahead of the schedule agreed upon in the Canada-Saskatchewan Early Learning and Child Care agreement. Child Care Now Saskatchewan applauds this announcement and recognizes the positive impact that… Continue reading Child Care Now Saskatchewan applauds the move to $10 a day, however full access is imminently needed
Saskatchewan is building a system of early learning child care (ELCC). Our mission, as child care advocates, is to ensure that this system meets the needs of all children, families, educators, and communities. And that means that Saskatchewan’s system must be accessible, affordable, high quality, and culturally appropriate. We are participating in Child Care Now’s… Continue reading Child Care Now Saskatchewan Gears up for National Day of Action
Well, it’s that time of year again: back to school. As children, teachers, and families begin their first week back in the classroom, early learning child care continues onward for children ages four years and younger. The Canada-Saskatchewan child care agreement saw an investment of $1.1 billion over the next five years to build a… Continue reading Back to school… but what about child care
– All children in Saskatchewan have access to high-quality, inclusive, regulated early learning and child care programs that are responsive to their needs, cultures, and disposition. – Child care programs provide children opportunities to play and learn, develop friendship, and form meaningful relationship with their peers and the educators who care for them. – All… Continue reading Highlights: A Roadmap to Quality Early Learning and Child Care in Saskatchewan– A renewed vision
This is an historic and exciting time for Saskatchewan families and the Early Learning and Child Care (ELCC) sector. The new Canada-Saskatchewan child care agreement and the $1.1 billion federal transfer to Saskatchewan sets the stage for creating a high quality, inclusive, accessible and affordable child care system, but important policy changes are necessary. The… Continue reading Beyond Affordability and Spaces — A Transformative Roadmap to Building a Quality Early Learning and Child Care System for Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, November 23, 2021 On Friday November 19, 2021 the Government of Saskatchewan announced an immediate reduction in child care fees by 50% to families with children in licensed care. Grant money provided through the Early Learning and Child Care Agreement signed between the provincial and federal governments in August, 2021 sees fee reductions ranging… Continue reading Child care advocates applaud immediate financial relief for families – Workers, families and children need it to be sustainable.
Saskatchewan, August 13, 2021 – Saskatchewan advocates say the child care funding agreement reached between the Government of Canada and the Province of Saskatchewan is historic. It will provide a solid framework for building a truly universal public system of early learning child care, one of high quality programs and services, and a system that… Continue reading Advocates score a major win with a hat trick for child care in Saskatchewan: Workers, families, and children are the winners!