Yukon Child Care Agreement

Yukon and the federal government are a child`s play-making partnership. To control a potential escalation of fees and profits, particularly through for-profit child care, Yukon`s Universal Child Care System has imposed caps on the amount to allow child care centres to increase their fees. Annual fee increases are capped at 3% for those who charge less than 10% of the Yukon average and 1% for those who charge 10% or more than the Yukon average. Operators also agree to pay the salaries of early childhood educators according to a salary scale with mandatory minimum contributions from operators. «Ensuring that all Canadians have access to quality and affordable early childhood education and care is a feminist economic policy and smart economic policy,» added Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, who made the announcement via Zoom. To comply with this recommendation, the government has asked the Departments of Education, Health and Social Services to develop a universal child care model in Yukon similar to the Quebec model. This model was implemented on April 1, 2021, and the Department of Education continues to work with its partners and stakeholders, including Yukon First Nation governments, to further develop and refine the model. With the steep pay rise, you`ll see a flood of people applying for jobs they`ve never had before, and of course, for the wrong reasons, a high salary for someone who isn`t there for actual care/training for boys. Quality assurance in programs is also promoted by the Yukon Child Care Commission.

The Yukon Child Care Commission is a legislative body that makes recommendations to the Minister of Education on all matters related to early childhood education and care. The Commission promotes the development and support of child care that meets the needs of Yukon parents and children, reviews policies and programs, and hears objections under the Child Care Act. He highlighted the work of Tr`inke Zho, a Dawson City daycare that cares for children aged 1 to 12. The centre also offers an Aboriginal Head Start program that offers half-day traditional and cultural learning programs for First Nations, Inuit and Métis children under the age of five. «The global COVID-19 pandemic has also made it clear that without access to childcare, too many parents – especially women – cannot fully participate in the labour market. Contact Haley Ritchie of haley.ritchie@yukon-news.com Yukon is a leader in early childhood education and care: On April 1, 2021, Yukon introduced universal child care. Yukon will invest close to $25.2 million annually in its early learning and child care system. Canada and Yukon agree to maintain and further develop Yukon`s system to meet the needs of families and support the growth and development of children.

«Culturally appropriate spaces and distinctions based on Indigenous children are needed more than ever,» said Ahmed Hussen, federal Minister of Families, Children and Social Development. Federal funding will be provided to post-secondary institutions to offer additional courses to train more early childhood educators for Yukon`s early childhood education and care system, with the goal of enrolling at least 40 additional students in early childhood education courses by the end of fiscal year 2022 to 2023. Erin MacDonald Director, Community Relations and Engagement Yukon Department of Education erin.macdonald@yukon.ca With the signing of the agreement, «money will soon start pouring in,» said Education Minister Jeanie McLean. Yukon will increase the net number of licensed child care spaces for children aged 0 to 5 by at least 110 full-time equivalents by the end of fiscal year 2025 to 2026. This is the estimated number of new full-time equivalents needed to achieve 59% coverage in Yukon and meet the projected demand for space in the region for the 2025-2026 fiscal year. As of March 2019, there were a total of 1682 licensed child care spaces and, as of March 2021, 1,869 spaces. This is great news and it is very generous. We plan to use the blessing of the money for a vacation on the Oregon coast and buy our kids off-road bikes and kids` skates. It`s so nice to have well-paying government jobs and the support of Canadians living in the South. 1.3 Canada and Yukon agree that progress will be made in achieving this vision by prioritizing federal investments to support regulated early childhood education and child care, as well as for children under the age of 6. Yukon supports licensed not-for-profit and First Nations-run child care centres that reflect the unique challenges of child care for northern and remote communities to ensure that all Yukon families have access to high-quality early childhood education and care.

affordable, flexible and inclusive, no matter where they live. .