600 early learning spaces to be created under new pilot program



More than 30 locations have been selected for a pilot Pre-Kindergarten early learning program that government says will result in approximately 600 new regulated child care spaces across the province.


The program will launch in 2022-23.


Under the program families will pay the regulated child care rate for each child in Pre-Kindergarten ($15 per day for the remainder of 2022, $10 per day starting in 2023). The program will run full-time, including during the summer months.


The Pre-Kindergarten program will be run by not-for-profit organizations, and registration dates for families will be announced by these operators once opening dates are finalized for each site.