“Manitoba is expanding eligibility to its Child Care Subsidy Program on Feb. 6, 2022, resulting in nearly half of regulated spaces being subsidized. This will reduce out-of-pocket parent fees for families with children in regulated child care by 30 per cent on average. This change ensures Manitoba is on track to achieve a key joint commitment in the Canada-Manitoba Canada-Wide Early Learning and Child Care (ELCC) agreement to reduce out-of-pocket parent fees by 50 per cent by Dec. 31, 2022.”
“To further invest, strengthen and stabilize our early childhood educator workforce, we are finalizing the new Early Childhood Workforce funding agreement in partnership with the federal government, which will offer a one-time investment to initiate longer-term planning and supports for the workforce.” – The Honourable Wayne Ewasko, Manitoba Minister of Education and Early Childhood Learning 31, 2022.
“Manitoba has the historic opportunity to transform its child care sector and meet the needs of families in both hard and good economic times,” said Lynda Raible, MCCA’s President Elect. “We look forward to upcoming announcements from the Province of Manitoba that will invest, support and stabilize the ELCC workforce.”
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