The Saskatchewan budget was tabled March 21st, 2012.
Ministerial news releases and backgrounders:
Support is also being provided for child care; $46 million in operating funding is provided this year, including an increase of $2 million to create 500 new child care spaces and $4 million for the capital costs related to those new spaces. The majority of these spaces will be placed in schools or post-secondary institutions to facilitate continuing education and improved outcomes for young people. $1.0 million in increased operating funding ($18.6 million total) to support the province's vulnerable three and four year-old early learners. Fifteen new pre-kindergarten programs will be developed. This initiative is also supported by $1.0 million in capital funding. This brings the total number of licensed child care spaces to approximately 13,240 and the total number of designated pre-kindergarten programs to 286.
Chinook School Division pleased with Provincial budget
Southwest Booster, 25 Mar 12
Saskatchewan budget combines cuts, more spending
CBC News, 21 Mar 12