Bedford, NS – The governments of Canada and Nova Scotia are making significant investments in early learning and child care systems so that each and every child has the opportunity to reach their full potential. Today, the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, the Honourable Stephen McNeil, Premier of Nova Scotia, and the Honourable Zach Churchill, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development for Nova Scotia, announced a bilateral agreement. The agreement reaffirms their commitment to children’s development, helping parents with the rising costs of raising children, and addressing the unique early learning and child care needs of Nova Scotian families, including Acadian and Francophone families.

The agreement allocates just over $35 million, over three years, towards quality, accessibility, affordability, flexibility and inclusivity of early learning and child care, with consideration for families that need child care the most. This includes investments in:

  • Making child care more accessible and affordable for Nova Scotian families
  • Supporting quality through workforce development
  • Imbedding inclusion in early learning and child care environments

“The development of early learning and child care systems is one of the best investments our government is making to strengthen Canadian families, society and the economy. Through the agreement sign ...

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