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PC Government will help parents get ahead: Crosbie
PC Leader Ches Crosbie says a PC Government will support families and give children a head start as further measures to restart the Newfoundland and Labrador economy.
Monday, February 8, 2021

(February 8, 2021) – PC Leader Ches Crosbie says a PC Government will support families and give children a head start as further measures to restart the Newfoundland and Labrador economy.

“If parents get ahead, our province gets ahead. A PC Government will ensure accessible childcare forparents throughout Newfoundland and Labrador and remove barriers to workforce entry. We will fix the missteps of the Liberal approach to affordable childcare and strengthen capacity,” said Crosbie.

A PC Government will:

• Follow through on the 2019 commitment to $25-a-day childcare and work with the federal government to introduce universal, publicly funded early childhood education program;
• Establish a panel of operators and care providers throughout the early childhood education system, including home-based care and early childhood education centres and adapt policies;
• Fix the Liberal $25-a-day childcare system to ensure accessibility and that care givers and operators don’t lose money because of the $25-a-day rate;
• Streamline access to early childhood education subsidies;
• Offset the cost of necessary home modifications needed to upgrade a childcare provider’s status from non-regulated to regulated;
• Explore opportunities for early childhood educators to attain certification more easily and;
• Ensure parents continue to receive childcare benefits between academic semesters.

“Parents, particularly women, will benefit from these changes to the early childhood education system and allow them more freedom to partake in the rebuilt Newfoundland and Labrador economy. It’s the right thing to do and I’m proud to be able to make it happen with a PC Government,” said Craig Pardy, PC Candidate for Bonavista.
 

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