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 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

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

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 

Nova Scotia’s plan to transform early learning and child care in the province – Child Care Now

Nova Scotia’s child care operators have received a briefing on the provincial government’s proposed approach to building a publicly funded system of early learning and child care so that high quality licensed programs can, over time, be made universally accessible, available, and affordable for all who want them. What follows is a summary of the province’s transformative plan’s central