MCCA is calling on the PC government to improve child care in Manitoba by addressing the critical province wide shortage of child care spaces, by providing stable and adequate funding funding for child care centres and licensed home child care, and upholding quality standards for all early learning and child care programs.
The child care community is worried that the new government will reduce current funding to existing facilities, lower quality by changing the standards that ensure the health, safety, well-being of children, and stop investing in new spaces that provide both care and early childhood education.
Minister of Families, Scott Fielding has a mandate from the Premier that directs him to:
Quality child care is the backbone of all social programs that support families and the first tier of education for the 34,000 children able to access a licensed space. There are currently more than 12,000 additional children registered on the online waiting list.
Posted by Jodie Kehl at 1:15 pm