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Why the Childcare Sector Needs to Be an Economic Priority (And Why We Should All Care)

By May 18, 2023September 6th, 2023No Comments

Early childhood education is one of the best tools policymakers have at their disposal if they want to make a more equitable yet growing economy, according to a 2017 Conference Board of Canada report which noted, “For every dollar spent on early childhood education programs, the economy gets about $6 worth of economic benefits down the line.” For Childcare Month in May, the Rising Economy Podcast talks to childcare providers and experts about the socio-economic importance of early childcare education, how $10-a-day childcare has impacted the system and what changes are still vital to ensure accessible, affordable and well-funded daycare in Greater Victoria. Hosted by Kerry Slavens, South Island Prosperity Partnership, our panelists include:

  • Meagan Brame | Director | Saxe Point Daycare
  • Wendy Lowe | Manager | James Bay Child Care Society
  • Eric Swanson | Principal | Third Space Planning