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SASKATCHEWAN SIGNS ON TO FEDERAL EARLY LEARNING AND CHILD CARE FRAMEWORK

June 12, 2017

Today, Deputy Premier and Education Minister Don Morgan joined his federal, provincial and territorial counterparts in Ottawa to announce that Saskatchewan will be working together on an Early Learning and Child Care Framework agreement.  This sets the groundwork to provide a multi-year federal investment to continue improving access and affordability to early learning programs and child care for children and families in Saskatchewan.

“We are very happy to be working together with our counterparts across the country and are pleased that the federal government is providing this long-term investment to help continue to increase the availability of high-quality, inclusive and affordable early learning programs and child care here in Saskatchewan,” Morgan said.  “We know that investing in children during their early years is important to ensuring that all children may grow to meet their full potential.”

Through investments announced in the 2016 and 2017 federal budgets, the federal government has committed to provide the provinces and territories with $7.5 billion over 11 years.  This includes $1.2 billion over the next three years for early learning and child care programs.

In the coming months the Ministry of Education and the federal government will be working on developing a three-year investment plan that aligns with Saskatchewan’s Early Years Plan and supports the province’s Educational Sector Strategic Plan.  Details of this plan and the amount of federal money that will be invested in Saskatchewan will be announced when the provincial agreement is in place.

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For more information, contact:

Stephanie Ali
Education
Regina
Phone: 306-787-6304
Email: stephanie.ali@gov.sk.ca
Cell: 306-533-6391

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