Examining Nova Scotia’s 2023-2026 Child Care Action Plan

Earlier this month, the Government of Canada and the Province released a new Action Plan to continue implementation of the Canada-Nova Scotia Canada-wide Early Learning and Child Care Agreement across the province. Action Plans set priorities and direction for the roll out of child care, and are required by the federal government in order to… Continue reading Examining Nova Scotia’s 2023-2026 Child Care Action Plan

Make it Happen: Child Care Now Nova Scotia Calls on Government to Invest in Child Care in the 2024/2025 Provincial Budget

Today, Child Care Now Nova Scotia responded to the Government of Nova Scotia’s call for feedback and ideas in advance of the next provincial budget, calling on them to increase  investments in early learning and child care to ensure the successful rollout of the Canada-wide Early Learning and Child Care (CWELCC) plan in Nova Scotia.

Child Care Now: Nova Scotia’s approach to the child care pension plan raises concerns

This article was first published by Child Care Now’s national office on 21 June 2023. See the original post here. The government of Nova Scotia has hired the consulting firm HUB International to develop options for putting in place extended benefits and pensions for the child care sector In a presentation made to the sector on May 11 2023,… Continue reading Child Care Now: Nova Scotia’s approach to the child care pension plan raises concerns

Media Release: Child Care Now Nova Scotia Calls on Federal and Provincial Governments to Invest More

PRESS RELEASE CHILD CARE NOW NOVA SCOTIA CALLS ON FEDERAL AND PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENTS TO INVEST MORE JUNE 29, 2023, KJPUKTUK/HALIFAX (FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE) – Yesterday, the federal government announced the Early Learning and Child Care Infrastructure Fund, with $625 million in capital investment in child care over four years to create new not-for-profit and public… Continue reading Media Release: Child Care Now Nova Scotia Calls on Federal and Provincial Governments to Invest More

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Child Care Can’t be Transformed Like This: Child Care Now Nova Scotia Calls on the Federal and Provincial Governments to Invest More

Yesterday, the federal government announced the Early Learning and Child Care Infrastructure Fund, with $625 million in capital investment in child care over four years. Prime Minister Trudeau explained that the funding is to “help early learning and child care providers renovate, retrofit, and build new not-for-profit and public child care facilities.” The federal government… Continue reading Child Care Can’t be Transformed Like This: Child Care Now Nova Scotia Calls on the Federal and Provincial Governments to Invest More

From Market to Public: The Todd Veinotte Show

Thankful we had the opportunity to chat with Todd Veinotte this morning on CityNews Halifax 95.7. We were able to expand on the importance and complexity of moving from a market model to building a publicly funded and managed system; and emphasize why government must develop a wage scale that acknowledges ECEs critical place at… Continue reading From Market to Public: The Todd Veinotte Show

Government of Nova Scotia fails to achieve target promised to Canada, leaves ECEs disappointed again

KJIPUKTUK/HALIFAX—When the federal and provincial governments signed the Canada-Nova Scotia Canada-wide Early Learning and Child Care Agreement in 2021, it outlined a number of objectives, targets, and benchmarks that both parties agreed were critical to achieving their vision of reducing parent fees, creating more high-quality spaces, recruiting and retaining qualified early childhood educators (ECEs), and… Continue reading Government of Nova Scotia fails to achieve target promised to Canada, leaves ECEs disappointed again