The early learning and child care workforce is in crisis. Educators Canada-wide are often overworked, underpaid, and undervalued. Recruitment and retention of qualified educators must be prioritized in order to expand quality child care across the country.
Child care centres across Canada are having to close programs and rooms because they cannot recruit enough qualified educators.
This problem has widespread repercussions. Families cannot benefit from reduced parent fees because they cannot find a licensed child care space. Parents, most often mothers, are unable to participate in the full time paid labour force. There is also a lack of decent work in child care made up predominantly of women workers. But there are solutions.
Come and find out at our upcoming webinar– What’s Next for the Early Learning and Child Care Workforce? Register Now!