Each and every child in Canada deserves the best possible start in life. That means having access to the type of high quality early learning and child care services that can make a difference in our children"s development, especially for those most at risk. Investments in child care are smart investments—they help children and families, and strengthen our country"s social and economic fabric.
The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, and the Premier of New Brunswick, Brian Gallant, today announced an agreement that will significantly improve early learning and child care for preschool-aged children in the province.
Under this important agreement, the governments of Canada and New Brunswick will work together to increase the quality, accessibility, affordability, flexibility, and inclusivity of early learning and child care programs and services. As a result, more high demand spaces, including those for infants and toddlers, will be made available and fees will be lowered for families in need so their children can also benefit from high quality learning environments.
With increased support for early learning and child care, more Canadian parents can pursue new opportunities to work and learn, and build a better future for themselves and their children.