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Details of the agreement for “affordable, quality child care” are announced on Monday.

On 15th Nov Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Premier Jason Kenney hopes to announce details of the agreement.

Keys to takeaways:

  • child care agreement to be announced on Monday morning.
  • The significance for organizing the program due to crisis since the start of Covid-19 Pandemic.

It is expected that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Alberta Premier Jason Kenney would announce details of a child-care agreement.

It was said that the province has reached for a deal of affordable, quality child care.

Trudeau, along with Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland and Minister of Families, Children and Social Development Karina Gould, will be joined by Kenney and Alberta Minister of Children’s Services Rebecca Schulz at a news conference in Edmonton scheduled which will commence at 10:30 a.m. MT on 15th Nov.

With the motive of escalating the quality and affordable child-care system as part of this year’s budget. Ottawa has announced $30 billion over five years and an $8.3 billion ongoing budget.

The federal budget stipulates any new plan must meet three criteria:

  • Funds should be included primarily in non-profit early learning centers.
  • Funds should be paid for the training of early childhood educators.
  • The average money should be spent on child-care fees by the end of 2022 and it should be observed that child-care costs is reduce to $10 per by 2026

Nicki Dublenko, chair of the Association of Early Childhood Educators of Alberta was not aware of details of the agreement ahead of Monday’s news conference. She said $10-a-day child care would be transformative.

Dublenko calls it the game-changer because the woman who is looking to work but cannot afford with multiple children as all of their pay is going towards child care.

The family considers a child as mortgage payments that families have until their children get access to school.

Dublenko said families can pay upward of $1,200 a month per child in some areas of the province, especially in parts of northern Alberta.

Further, she commented that there are some programs that are suffering from low enrolment and high costs due to the pandemic. Supporting families she exaggerated that families are really in need of support to stay functioning.

Read More :Ottawa, Alberta reach deal for ‘affordable, quality child care,’ province says | CBC News

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