More than $2 million has been invested in new resources to support language and literacy initiatives for children under the age of six across the province. Recognizing Saskatchewan`s growing and diverse population, a portion of these funds was specifically directed to the purchase of children`s books in languages other than English. These books are available through public libraries across the province. Saskatchewan has partnered with federal early learning and child care priorities to create 1,295 new spaces for children under the age of six. These spaces will be located in 14 different municipalities across the province. 4.1 These contributions are complementary and not those that Canada currently provides to Ontario through the Canada Social Transfer to support early childhood development and early learning and child care in Ontario. In addition to access to children and families with childcare rights, a service agreement allows organizations to access grants and supports, including: funds have been made available to create early childhood learning opportunities for deaf and hard of hearing preschool children. Whereas the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014 (CCEYA) authorizes the Minister of Ontario to enter into agreements with the Government of Canada under which Canada undertakes to allocate funds to cover the costs incurred by the Government of Ontario in providing early learning and child care programs and services; The centres offer specialist advice on a wide range of topics, from connecting with your children to promoting your child`s development. There will be interactive activities for babies and toddlers and self-help groups where young parents can share their experience with others and get advice. 2.2.3 Types of investments include: capital and operating funds for regulated education and child care, bursaries, education, professional development and early childhood care, quality assurance, parent information and transfer, and administrative costs incurred by Ontario in implementing and managing this agreement.
In 2018, more than 50 prototype sites were approved from November 1, 2018 to March 31, 2020. With the recent extension of the ELCC agreement with the federal government, the prototype sites have been extended until March 31, 2021. These sites help test the funding and operating models needed to inspire British Columbia to implement a universal child care system. . . .