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Province to further lower child care fees

By Jakob Postlewaite Nov 28, 2022 | 12:15 PM

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The province is once again lowering child care fees for Nova Scotian families.

On December 31st, a $76-million investment through the Canada-Nova Scotia Canada-Wide Early Learning and Child Care Agreement will reduce child care fees across the province.

It follows a reduction that was made in the spring of this year.

“This is an incredibly important milestone on our journey to achieve more affordable and accessible childcare for families. We know that for many families, especially those with multiple children, child care is their single biggest monthly expense. Now more than ever, families need child care that is affordable and available when and where they need it. That is why we are transforming child care in Nova Scotia and providing greater financial stability for families.” – Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development Becky Druhan.

The province says families with an infant in licensed child care will pay $23 less per day and those using Nova Scotia’s Child Care Subsidy Program will have their fees reduced to zero.

The goal is to reach $10-a-day for child care, on average, by March 31, 2026.

Today’s statement follows a wage increase for early childhood educators announced in October.



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