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The Government of Yukon extends engagement period for review of the Child Care Act

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by ahnationtalk on February 9, 202448 Views


09/02/2024

The public engagement for the review of the Child Care Act has been extended to February 29, 2024, to allow Yukoners more time to respond to the proposed changes to this important legislation.

The engagement period launched on November 27, 2023, and has garnered several hundred responses from parents, early childhood educators, operators of family day homes and early learning and child care centres, First Nations governments, education partners and interested stakeholders.

Changes to this important legislation will consider the key principles of quality, affordability, inclusivity and accessibility. A What We Heard document will be prepared and released following the end of the engagement.

Visit Yukon.ca/engagements to learn more and take the survey.

  • In the Yukon, licensed child care services can be provided to children 12 years old and younger or 16 years old and younger if that person has diverse developmental needs.
  • People can participate by completing a quick survey intended for families and caregivers of children.
  • More detailed feedback is welcome and discussion documents are available on the engagement page as a guide.
  • This review will build on the results of previous engagements completed on early learning and child care.

Zara Soukoroff
Communications, Education
867-332-6481
zara.soukoroff@yukon.ca

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