Strategic Growth for Regulated Child Care Settings

The Strategic Growth initiative will ensure that the early childhood education system in Nova Scotia grows in the communities where it’s needed most. This initiative will contribute to the development of a sustainable and responsive system that supports the developmental and social needs of Nova Scotia’s children and families.

It is estimated that the strategic growth initiative will provide up to 1000 new spaces through a combination of new centres, centre expansions, and family home child care sites. Growth will be prioritized in under-served communities, including Acadian/Francophone, African Nova Scotian, Indigenous and new comer communities. In addition, this investment will have a concerted focus on infant and toddler care.

Funding will be provided through the Strategic Growth initiative to support start-up costs for materials, resources, equipment and minor renovations. Projects that are approved will be eligible to apply for operational funding through the Quality Investment Grant, for grant funding to support inclusion, as well as the newly-launched infant incentive.

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Early Childhood Development and Community Development Specialist

Halifax Region and Western Region - 902-424- 2681

Eastern Region and Northern Region - 902-232-2810 Ext. 1926