The federal Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and the Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs are to develop agreements with provinces, territories and Indigenous communities to fulfill election commitments on child care. This article Beyond baby steps: Planning for a National Child Care System calls on the federal government to plan for:
Federal dollars should be earmarked for building/renovating, stable operating funding, and supporting and developing the system.
The Manitoba Early Learning and Child Care Commission Report, January 2016 proposes an ELCC policy framework to provide access to all parents who require the service. This roadmap, combined with political will and in conjunction with a federal government commitment on child care, should enable Manitoba to significantly expand and improve our early learning and child care system.
MCCA has provided the Minister of Families, the Hon. Scott Fielding with a briefing paper on how to improve early learning and child care in our province and will make a written submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance for the pre-budget consultation in advance of the 2017 budget.
Posted by Jodie Kehl at 1:50 pm