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.

Finding (and Keeping) High-Quality Child Care in Nova Scotia: Guaranteed Disappointment with Corporate Child Care Chains

It’s hardly newsworthy when a parent can’t find or afford a child care space for their child, let alone a space where they feel confident in the care being provided. Ask any parent about finding and securing child care, and they will have a story.  Finding the space is only half the battle. Once you… Continue reading Finding (and Keeping) High-Quality Child Care in Nova Scotia: Guaranteed Disappointment with Corporate Child Care Chains

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

Wage grid doesn’t go far enough, entrenches pay inequity

Government released Nova Scotia’s Early Childhood Educator (ECE) compensation framework on October 11th with the promise that it “will help support licensed centers to offer more care, stabilize and grow the Early Childhood Education workforce and the child care sector,” and declared that “most of the 2,600 ECEs” would see a wage increase of an… Continue reading Wage grid doesn’t go far enough, entrenches pay inequity