Premier Greg Selinger says the Manitoba government is taking steps toward creating a universally accessible child-care system.
Selinger said Tuesday that the province’s plan for child-care includes exploring increased affordability for parents by implementing a subsidy and a sliding scale on child-care fees.
The plan also includes phasing out all fees currently paid by fully subsidized parents, and, starting Sept. 1, phasing in a provincial wage scale for child-care centre employees.
The province further plans to work with post-secondary institutions to double the number of training opportunities for child-care workers.
-reprinted from The Reminder