We at Norwood Child and Family Resource Centre were delighted to hear yesterday’s federal-provincial announcement on bringing affordable childcare to Alberta. As a community non-profit that works exclusively with families of young children, we know how critical this agreement is, particularly to low-income families.
We are thrilled that the agreement includes funding for thousands of new licensed childcare spaces over the next few years, as well as funding for early childhood educators (ECEs). Well-qualified, educated ECEs are critical to the health, safety, and development of the babies and children entrusted to their care.
We will be eagerly reading all we can on this agreement over the next days and months. Congratulations, Alberta and thank you to Prime Minister Trudeau, Premier Kenney and Minister Schulz, as well as all the tireless advocates who helped bring this agreement to fruition.