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Johnson officially releases 10-year child-care strategy

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The Telegram
Publication Date: 
15 Feb 2013

 

EXCERPTS:

The provincial government today officially released the 10-year child-care strategy.

Caring For Our Future: Provincial Strategy for Quality, Sufficient
and Affordable Child Care in Newfoundland and Labrador was announced by
Charlene Johnson, Minister of Child, Youth and Family Services in
Clarenville.

A news release states that, along with the strategy, Johnson
announced over $329,000 in child-care investments during her visit to
the Neighbourhood of Friends Family Resource Centre in Clarenville.

“Implementation of the 10-Year Child Care Strategy is well underway
and we will continue to systematically improve child care by introducing
new initiatives that provide quality, sufficient and affordable
regulated child care spaces to families with young children,” Johnson
said.

The 10-Year Child Care Strategy, which is in its first year of
implementation, details a fiscally responsible approach to creating
long-term improvement in regulated child care services by focusing on
the three key areas of quality, sufficiency and affordability.

Developmental and operational funding for a number of child-care
centres was announced under the department’s Child Care Capacity
Initiative. This initiative provides start-up and/or operating grants to
non-profit community-based organizations to aid in the creation of more
regulated child care spaces. Since its introduction in 2006, more than
380 spaces have been created through this initiative which will continue
under Caring For Our Future.

-reprinted from the Telegram

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