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P.E.I. to launch $10-a-day child care next month

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Morse, Jack
Publication Date: 
15 Dec 2023


Prince Edward Island has announced $10-a-day child care will roll out in the province Jan. 1, 2024, more than a year ahead of the 2026 target.

The announcement Friday morning, at a daycare and training facility at Holland College, promised $10-a-day child care for all kids in the province’s 72 designated early years centres and 13 family home centres.

However, 10 non-designated daycares, which represent roughly a tenth of the child-care spots in the province, are not included. Natalie Jamieson, minister of education and early years, said they are working to ultimately bring all child-care providers into the fold.


“We have to work on creating more spots, so those individuals that currently don’t have access to child care, whether it’s undesignated or designated, that we have a spot for them in the future,” said Jamieson.

She said in the last couple of years they’ve added 500 spots and are committed to creating 300 more in the next 18 months.