Vancouver, British Columbia, July 11, 2022 – The early learning and child care industry is developing in circumstances that are more complicated and difficult. The improvement of early learning and child care will help Canadian children and families by identifying novel approaches and solutions that better address the needs of young children and families.
The funding for two initiatives under the Early Learning and Child Care Innovation Program was announced by Karina Gould, Minister of Families, Children, and Social Development, while she was in Vancouver today. For their project named “PROmoting Early Childhood Outside,” the University of British Columbia will receive $1,294,439 in federal funding over 24 months, commencing in April 2022. (PRO-ECO). The University of British Columbia will conduct research on the effectiveness of an outdoor play intervention in collaboration with 10 early learning and child care facilities in the Greater Vancouver area. The goal of this project is to develop a locally directed, long-lasting technique for improving outdoor play areas that can be used in other early learning and child care facilities across Canada.
The Mothers Matter Center’s initiative, Safe-space for Early Learning Foundation, will receive $2,374,455 in government financing over 24 months, beginning in April 2022. (SELF). In order to provide vulnerable and isolated children living with their mothers in second-stage transitional shelters in Saskatchewan, Ontario, Newfoundland, and Labrador, and British Columbia with high-quality early learning services, this project will concentrate on training staff and adapting programs. Through this initiative, vulnerable and lonely children will receive the support they need to develop and learn in a safe setting.For all Canadian families and their children, the Canadian government is dedicated to supporting the enhancement of early learning and child care service delivery. These initiatives will change how child care is provided in Canada and improve the lives of both parents and children today and in the future. The results obtained will add to a body of knowledge and experience, including best practices, tools, models, and methods, which may then be repeated, enlarged, and modified in other Canadian communities and areas.