DECEMBER 13, 2021 – The YMCA of Greater Saint John is thrilled to announce that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Premier Blaine Higgs have reached a historic agreement to implement $10-a-day child care for families across New Brunswick within the next five years.
Additionally, the Prime Minister announced that by the end of next year, child care fees will be reduced by 50 percent in the province, along with the creation of 3,400 new licensed Early Learning and Child Care spaces will be added across New Brunswick by March 2026. This announcement will help ensure that more children across New Brunswick will have access to high-quality child care.
The YMCA of Greater Moncton’s Vaughan Harvey Child Care located hosted Minister Ginette Petitpas-Taylor and Minister Dominic LeBlanc as part of the December 13 announcement.
The YMCA of Greater Saint John, YMCA of Greater Moncton and the YMCA of Fredericton, provide high-quality, licenced child care throughout the province in both urban and rural settings. With over 40 years of experience in child care, YMCAs provide a safe, nurturing environment where children have fun, learn new things, and most importantly, look forward to going to every day.
“As a charity dedicated to serving families and the leading non-profit early learning and child care provider in the community, we look forward to working with all levels of government to support and advocate for the successful implementation of the expansion of high-quality, affordable child care,” said Shilo Boucher, President and CEO of YMCA of Greater Saint John.