The waiting list for a licensed child care space in Manitoba continues to grow to record high levels. As of June 30, 2016, there are 15,078 children registered on the provincial wait list. These are individual children, meaning they are counted only once even if registered at multiple facilities.
Clearly Manitoba families value licensed child care and the provincial government needs to develop a plan to add more affordable spaces families can count on, to attract and retain a skilled and fairly compensated workforce, to ensure there is there is the infrastructure, skilled administration, and governance on which to build a quality system.
Recent media reports on the child care shortage include:
Posted by Jodie Kehl at 1:54 pm