We were disappointed that Ontario's Fall Economic Statement did not include new funding to address the urgent needs of ECEs, early years staff/providers and the child care and early years sector. We know that no matter where you work, you have faced numerous challenges over the last 18 months, many of which preexisted the pandemic.
And while we advocate for Ontario to sign a child care deal with the Federal government, we must also remember that Ontario has a responsibility to fund and support the child care and early years sector. You deserve it, and children and families deserve it.
To see the Ontario's Fall Economic Statement you can visit: https://budget.ontario.ca/2021/fallstatement/pdf/2021-fall-statement-en.pdf? (Child Care can be found on pg. 79 and Education/Kindergarten on pg. 64)
To read our Roadmap to Universal Child Care you can visit: https://www.aeceo.ca/roadmap_and_toolkit_launch
To view our new advocacy resources for Kindergarten RECEs please visit: https://www.aeceo.ca/kindergarten_resources