July 12, 2022 – Government of PEI: Federal, provincial and territorial ministers most responsible for early learning and child care gathered today to advance shared priorities in early learning and child care. The meeting takes place one year after the federal government signed the first Canada-wide Early Learning and Child Care Agreement with British Columbia.
The meeting was co-chaired by Karina Gould, Canada’s Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, and Natalie Jameson, Prince Edward Island’s Minister of Education and Lifelong Learning and Minister responsible for the Status of Women.
Early learning and child care is important for families across Canada. Ministers marked the historic and collective achievements of the past year that has seen meaningful progress made toward high-quality, affordable, flexible, inclusive, and accessible early learning and child care across Canada, recognizing the responsibility of provinces and territories for the design and delivery of early learning and child care systems in their respective jurisdictions.
The federal government’s recent $27 billion investment over five years builds on the many years of significant work and ongoing investments that provinces and territories have dedicated to advancing early learning and child care.
Federal, provincial and territorial governments are working toward the shared goal of average $10-a-day early learning and child care by March 2026, including a 50% reduction in average fees for regulated early learning and child care spaces by the end of 2022.
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