Study: Saskatchewan’s Failing Report Card on Child Care

The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternative’s Saskatchewan Office has released Saskatchewan’s Failing Report Card on Child Care. This study examines the history and consequences of the province’s neglect in the important area of child care.

The authors makes several policy recommendations for improving and properly funding child care in Saskatchewan with a focus on providing appropriate spaces staffed by qualified and properly remunerated educators and caregivers. The authors further argue the need to expand the child care policy debate beyond economic issues, such as increasing female labour force participation, so that we are also considering the challenges of creating equitable learning and development opportunities for young children as part of an effort to equalize long-term opportunities and life outcomes for all Saskatchewan residents.