Early Learning and Child Care in Nova Scotia continues to operate in a critical state. Retention and recruitment have been at crisis for years due to a patchwork system that has been subsidized by and built on the backs of Early Childhood Educators (ECEs).
Government promised to develop a compensation framework, outlined in the bilateral agreement and provided vague language in the workforce strategy that both commit to addressing these issues by the end of 2022.
With expansions planned for early Fall and the promise of 9500 new spaces, this promise risks coming too late.
- Raise wages effective immediately
- Ensure all ECEs have access to benefits and pensions
- Prioritize all ECEs' access to paid sick leave
Send a letter to our political leaders and let them know that The Time is Now, because there will be no additional child care spaces without additional ECEs.