FOR OUR CHILDREN
Every young Canadian child deserves quality preschool.
Access matters and so does quality – our children deserve excellence at every level of their educational development.
Preschool develops a love of learning, social skills, and respect for diversity. Preschool provides lasting benefit to kids.
FOR THE ECONOMY
Organized preschool programs support child development and parents’ labour force participation, providing a big economic kick - more than paying for itself in both the short and long term.
175% return on investment!
Provinces have been leading the way in preschool investments. Now, it’s time for the federal government to do its share.
Many provinces have made improvements in access to preschool. However, Canada still ranks near the bottom of OECD countries. Developed nations are making investments in preschool while Canada is ranked in the bottom third of OECD states.
Access to preschool builds a stronger workforce now and in the future which supports our global competitiveness.