Child care workers, are front line workers and they know best that excellent care and a supportive learning environment for children comes in well-regulated, licensed not-for profit child care centres. We know from our experience that child care can only be improved when child care providers are paid a decent wage and standards are raised across the system, said Darcy.
Canadian Union of public Employees maintains that the Federal government has a leadership role to play in providing adequate funds for child care in Canada. Talking about a childrens agenda is all well and good, but what parents in Canada need to hear from this federal Liberal government is that the politicians are going to walk the walk and come up with the funding necessary, Darcy said.
need more than hot air from the Federal government. Both providers and users of the child care system need and deserve to have funding that will ensure high quality child care for our children, concluded Darcy.
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