Canadian Family recently published an article on the need for a national child care program. This article is a must read as it describes the many challenges that most parents face when trying to locate quality childcare for their children.
The article outlines:
- The social and economic gains that a national childcare program would create will benefit the short and long-term success of Canada.
- The lack of licensed childcare spaces across Canada and how it has made it very difficult for many parents to return to work after maternity leave.
- Waiting lists and application processes are often times not regulated. Many parents are left hanging and waiting for months and years at a time for a childcare space and or subsidies.
The article takes aim at the myth that the government has created about childcare “that childcare should be private rather than a public responsibility”
This article breaks down current spending on child care and early learning in all of Canada’s 13 provinces and territories.
To read the full article, please click here.