A roadmap to high quality, universal, equitable, accessible, affordable, includive and culturally safe child care in Saskatchewan
The roadmap is the collaborative effort of six partners: the Canadian Child Care Federation and its Saskatchewan Leaders’ Caucus, Child Care Now and its Saskatchewan Chapter, the Saskatchewan Early
Childhood Association (SECA) and the Muttart Foundation. Its focus is on regulated early learning and child care, although the roadmap partners recognize the importance of the other forms of early
childhood provision delivered through the school system, and acknowledge the need to better integrate these services with community-based child care as the province builds its early learning and care system.
The Roadmap Document:
Section 1: Ideas and vision proposes a vision, approach and principles as a framework for guiding
ELCC policy and provision.
Section 2: Public policy, planning and management considers the role of government in systems
development, including governance, expansion and service delivery.
Section 3: Financing examines approaches to funding services and affordability measures for
parents and proposes new funding mechanisms and accountability measures to support program
sustainability, quality provision and affordability for parents.
Section 4: Workforce development and support discusses and proposes policy actions to support
the essential role of well-prepared and appropriately compensated early childhood educators in the
delivery of high-quality ELCC.