Alberta Party announces the most ambitious child care plan in the province’s history
March 20, 2019 -Edmonton, AB - Alberta Party Leader Stephen Mandel announced this morning how an Alberta Party government will pursue the most ambitious plan for early learning and child care in the history of Alberta. The Children First plan includes a major investment of direct financial support to lower and middle income families to cover the costs of licensed day care and out-of-school care programs, a caregiver tax credit, and the creation of more affordable, high-quality child care spaces throughout the province. This means more child care spaces and more opportunities for parents to enter the workforce.
“Under our Children First plan, middle class families across Alberta will now receive support for child care, no matter where they live and no matter what option they choose. Our plan will also power the creation of more safe, high-quality, affordable child care spaces throughout Alberta, and ensure the government places a new focus on our children’s early years. This represents the biggest expansion of child care in the history of Alberta, which will support participation in the workforce and position Alberta for a prosperous future. Alberta’s kids are our most important investment and that’s why we are putting children first.”