Funding Early Learning and Child Care; a Provincial Responsibility

Prior to the pandemic, the Alberta early learning and child care (ELCC) system was already deeply underfunded and lacked planning mechanisms for spaces, quality and workforce development.

As details come out about the funding that will be available to child care centres and out of school care programs over the coming months, AECEA continues to have many questions around ensuring the stability of programs, the provision of high quality programs and the health and safety of children, families and early childhood educators.

On May 11, 2020, the Minister of Children's Services, Rebecca Schultz, hosted a town hall for directors and licence holders. AECEA shared the following document with members and contacts of the Association in hopes that some of these questions may be answered.