Child Care Now Nova Scotia Presents at the Nova Scotia Legislature

Child Care Now Nova Scotia was invited to the Nova Scotia Legislature on May 7th, 2024 to present to the Standing Committee on Human Resources for an update on the Canada – Nova Scotia Canada-Wide Early Learning and Child Care Agreement. Coordinator Kenya Thompson’s opening remarks emphasized the importance of ensuring expansion of child care… Continue reading Child Care Now Nova Scotia Presents at the Nova Scotia Legislature

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

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

On Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day we owe them action 

On June 8th, the government of Nova Scotia proclaimed June 9th, 2022, to be the inaugural “Early Childhood Educators Appreciation Day.” In this statement, government acknowledged that “our children deserve the best possible start in life to help them develop to their full potential,” and acknowledged that this happens through the “important service that Early… Continue reading On Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day we owe them action 

Commercial child care operators object to Nova Scotia’s ELCC plan

Child care advocates welcomed Nova Scotia’s recently announced plan to transform how licensed child care services are funded and managed, but the province’s commercial providers say the proposed changes will make it more difficult for them to control their businesses including how much they charge parents and what they pay their staff.

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