Financial Supports for Child Care Sector Announced
There is some relief on the way for Child Care in the province.
The Minister responsible for Education and Early Childhood Development Brian Warr announced financial supports for families, regulated child care centres and family child care homes impacted by COVID-19.
To ensure families do not have to pay child care fees and that early childhood educators can continue to be paid while centres are closed due to COVID-19, the Provincial Government will provide funding to regulated child care centres and family child care homes at the child care subsidy program rates for all licensed spaces.
This assistance will be in place until April 30 and will be reassessed if closures are still in place at that time. In addition, regulated child care centres will continue to receive operating grants.
This support ensures families do not have to pay fees during the closure period and the continuation of wages and benefits for staff, including early childhood educators.