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
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 –
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
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
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
Child Care Now is urging the federal government to learn the lesson COVID-19 has offered and move to rapidly improve and expand the child care and early learning sector.