Child Care Now Saskatchewan Gears up for National Day of Action

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

Highlights: A Roadmap to Quality Early Learning and Child Care in Saskatchewan– A renewed vision 

– 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 

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Child care advocates applaud immediate financial relief for families –

Workers, families and children need it to be sustainable. 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… Continue reading Child care advocates applaud immediate financial relief for families –

What the CCPA’s Alternative Federal Budget Says about Child Care

The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives has released it’s Alternative Federal Budget – including a detailed vision for getting to the finish line on $10/day child care, and taking the profit motive out of care. The budget outlines a vision to create a universal child care system for all and includes strategies like: Introduce publicly… Continue reading What the CCPA’s Alternative Federal Budget Says about Child Care

Saskatchewan child care advocates urge government to accelerate child care negotiations

With a federal election likely to be called very soon, child care advocates are anxious that the Saskatchewan government move quickly to negotiate a child care agreement with the federal government so that work can begin right away on making regulated services more affordable and available for Saskatchewan families. “Looking at the other child care… Continue reading Saskatchewan child care advocates urge government to accelerate child care negotiations

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Three quarters of Albertans want to see child care in the wake of COVID-19

An Environics poll done for the Alberta Federation of Labour says 78 per cent of Albertans supported “Universal, public child care so parents, especially mothers, can more easily go back to work and earn wages.” “It’s clear Alberta parents have learned some lessons from COVID-19, even if their premier hasn’t,” said CCNow’s Morna Ballantyne. She… Continue reading Three quarters of Albertans want to see child care in the wake of COVID-19

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