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GNWT and early childhood association agree on terms of reference

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Blake, Emily
Publication Date: 
8 Jul 2024


The NWT Early Childhood Association and territorial government have agreed on a terms of reference to guide their partnership on establishing an early learning and child care system in the NWT.

The government and association announced the terms of reference in a Monday news release. It said the agreement will “foster transparency between the GNWT, the NWTECA’s board and its members to ensure that licensed program operators and early childhood educators fully understand changes to the sector and how they will be impacted.”

Education minister Caitlin Cleveland said the terms of reference will clarify how the government and association will share information and collaborate on the transformation of the territory’s early learning and childcare sector.

“This collaboration is essential to creating an early learning and child care system that benefits everyone,” she said in a statement.

“Early learning and child care is an essential service in the Northwest Territories and early childhood practitioners play a key role in the development of quality services,” association co-chair Patricia Davison was quoted as saying.