New Associate Minister of Education Will Lead Work on Early Years and Child Care
Premier Kathleen Wynne today announced a change to her cabinet that will help strengthen supports for parents and give children the best possible start in life.
Indira Naidoo-Harris, MPP for Halton, becomes Associate Minister of Education (Early Years and Child Care). She will lead the government's efforts, in partnership with the Minister of Education, to build a high-quality, accessible and affordable early years and child care system that supports choice and flexibility for parents and promotes healthy development for children.
Naidoo-Harris will build on work to date in several areas, including:
- Putting in place a renewed and coordinated system of Ontario Early Years Child and Family Centres to better serve families and communities
- Ensuring that child care policies align with government efforts in areas such as addressing the gender wage gap
- Working with the federal and provincial and territorial governments on a national early learning and child care framework.