There are enough people in Saskatchewan available to work if they could get child care. Currently, to attend the U of S, you would need to apply for child care before you conceived the child. Rural Saskatchewan has more of a need for child care than urban.
The “working poor” can’t afford child care.
Education offering a child care diploma would increase the number of spaces available in the province.
We would like to alleviate our employment problems by improving our child care system. The PC Party of Saskatchewan would
PC Party MLAs will bring the following proposed changes to the Child Care legislation.
- Increase subsidy income thresholds. The current thresholds have not increased since 1983 when minimum was $4.63.
- Increase before and after school programs which are valuable and reduce the number of school age children that take up permanent spaces.
- Shift work parents, and adult parents returning to school have few options because most day cares close at 6 pm. Funding for qualified child care workers willing to work on shift work basis allowing child care facilities to be open later in the evening.
- Increase the limit from 5 to 6 children in private care homes
- Increase available spaces by 10% in the first year