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Ottawa park named after Early Childhood Educator, Cindy Mitchell

Ottawa City Council has approved the renaming of Sir Wilfred Laurier Park to Cindy Mitchell Park on April 13, 2022. This renaming is in recognition of Cindy Mitchell’s extensive service to the community. Mitchell was an Early Childhood Educator, working at Bettye Hyde...

What federal budget 2022 said about early learning and child care

Federal Budget 2022, tabled on April 7, 2022, says the federal government’s previously announced $30 billion investment in early learning and child care (ELCC) will achieve “‘a marked improvement in labour market participation by women with children.” However, child...

Ontario joins Canada-wide early learning and child care system

The Ontario government signed a child care funding agreement with the Government of Canada on March 28, 2022, days before the March 31st deadline. Ontario will lower parent fees for licensed programs by 25% effective April 1, 2022, and another 50% by the end of the...

Federal child care legislation in the works

Child Care Now is calling on the federal government to engage in a full public consultation process prior to tabling Canada’s first-ever federal child care law.  In February, federal officials circulated a government discussion paper on legislation to a small number...

Universal child care essential to the transition to a clean economy

The BC government can accelerate the province’s transition to both universal child care and a clean economy by taking an intersectional approach to child care and environmental policy change, say the Coalition of Child Care Advocates of BC (CCCABC) and Early Childhood...

Update on BC’s early learning and child care plan

Child care advocates in BC have updated their roadmap to guide the construction of a fully comprehensive high quality system of early learning and child care in the province. The plan, which was presented during a webinar organized by the Coalition of Child Care...

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

--Some commercial operators mobilize to oppose change. 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...