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Budget bulletin: Putting kids & Learning first

Helping Children in the Early Years


Budget 2013 will:
•establish children's centres so it is easier for families to access support services for their young kids and help them make a successful transition to elementary school-$1.2 million
•expand the ability of teachers to assess the developmental health of their students in critical areas like physical well-being, emotional maturity, social skills, and language-$70,000

Related readings

Strengthening connections, connecting communities: Nova Scotia Alternative Provincial Budget 2013, Canadian Centres for Policy Alternatives, 26 Mar 13

The Consensus: Building a System of Early Learning and Child Care

The message from the consultation process is clear. Nova Scotia needs a planned approach, developed in close consultation with the community. There is a consensus that we need a system. The NsaPB suggests that the following are fundamental principles for an elCC system in Nova Scotia: universality, quality, developmentally appropriate, non-profit, democratic-ally governed, and appropriate for First Nations


News articles

NS budget misses opportunity to reshape child care services-CUPE, Market Wired, 4 Apr 13

Nova Scotia throne speech announces new department for child care, Government of Nova Scotia, 26 Mar 13

New poll shows Nova Scotians strongly support government role in child care, CUPE, 7 Mar 13