early childhood educators

Sask. Government partners with post-secondary schools to expand early childhood education programs

Jun 10, 2023 | 9:56am

Ten post-secondary institutions across the province have partnered with the Government of Saskatchewan to increase early childhood educators’ access to training and professional development opportunities. The Government is committing over $12 million for the 2023-24 academic year to support early childhood educators to achieve higher levels of training and access to professional development opportunities. “Training […]

Federal Government invests $5.4 million in Saskatchewan Early Childhood Educators

Sep 16, 2022 | 12:04pm

The Federal Government is investing $5.4 million to provide up to a two-dollar-an-hour increase for Early Childhood Educators (ECEs) in Saskatchewan. The investment will assist childcare centres in providing improved wages in the recruitment and retention of ECEs. This Wage Enhancement Grant will be funded through the Canada-Saskatchewan Canada-Wide Early Learning and Child Care Agreement, […]

Significant reduction in early-years child care for Saskatchewan families

Nov 19, 2021 | 10:29am

The provincial government is allotting funds to make child care more affordable for families with children ages zero to five. The funding will be provided to licensed facilities to reduce parents’ out-of-pocket child care fees by an average of half. The move is retroactive to July 1st of this year. This is the first step […]

Province announces wage increase of up to $3.00 per hour for early childhood educators

Nov 3, 2021 | 10:19am

The provincial and federal governments have announced that a $9.6-million investment will be used to give qualified early childhood educators a raise. That raise will be as high as $3.00 per hour more than current wages. “Our government is thankful for the hard work Saskatchewan ECEs do every day,” Education Minister Dustin Duncan said in […]

Child Care Now Saskatchewan hoping for a new agreement with Ottawa before election is called

Aug 12, 2021 | 12:22pm

With negotiations taking longer than expected, Child Care Now Saskatchewan, is hoping the province can reach a new child care agreement with the federal government before the writ drops for a federal election. “Looking at the other child care agreements, we calculate that Saskatchewan’s share of the federal government’s child care offer is about $1.2 […]