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Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day 2022

This Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day we reached out to parents to share what their educators mean to them. Read what they had to say below: Amber’s Story As a nurse, when I was planning my return to work after my first maternity leave, I was a nervous wreck. I was getting ready to jump back into my role and take care of …

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 Childhood Educators provide.” We know that Early …

Media Release: Nova Scotia child care system building must stay on track

May 10th, 2022 KJIPUKTUK/HALIFAX—Child care fees are on track to drop substantially across Canada but the rollout across provinces and territories will vary. The federal government promised a 50% fee reduction by the end of 2022 in its 2021 federal budget. According to a report released by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives this morning, Nova Scotia is on the right track …

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.

Nova Scotia child care: In the news

LINDA MacNEIL: Nova Scotia is right to revamp patchwork child-care system
Saltwire | January 26, 2022

Nova Scotia’s shift to publicly funded early learning and child care won’t be easy, but it’s critical
The Conversation | January 25, 2022

CHRISTINE McLEAN: Nova Scotia’s transition to publicly funded child care will be worth it
Saltwire | January 21, 2022

National child care advocacy group weighs in on Province’s daycare plan
CBC Information Morning | January 20, 2022

Province Moves to Reduce Child-Care Fees by 25 Per Cent
Premier’s Office | January 14, 2022

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