Provincial and Fed's Sign Agreement on Early Learning & Child Care

On Friday Premier Dwight Ball was joined by Seamus O’Regan, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defense and Dale Kirby, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development to announce a three-year bilateral agreement that reaffirms their commitment to and support of the unique early learning and child care needs of Newfoundland and Labrador.

The agreement allocates just over $22 million, over three years, to Newfoundland and Labrador for early learning and child care investments.

The funding will support the existing 10-year child care strategy which will develop and implement innovative approaches to address early learning and child care challenges through subsidies, grants, bursaries and professional learning opportunities.

This announcement follows an historic agreement, made on June 12, 2017, by Federal, Provincial and Territorial Ministers Responsible for Early Learning and Child Care on a Multilateral Early Learning and Child Care Framework. The framework sets the foundation for governments to work towards a shared long-term vision where all children across Canada can experience the enriching environment of quality early learning and child care.