Today the Governments of Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador provided an update on actions underway as part of the $347 million in federal investments for early learning and child care in Newfoundland and Labrador. These investments were made through the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Early Learning and Child Care Agreements announced in summer 2021.

A Pre-Kindergarten pilot program will launch by September of this year that will create additional regulated child care spaces. At full implementation, the province-wide Pre-Kindergarten program will create approximately 3,100 regulated spaces for four-year olds by 2025-26, which will open up existing child care spaces for younger children.