According to a recent release, each the Federal and Provincial governments are investing $28.9 million to develop up to 2,197 new child-care spaces in regulated childcare centres across the province. 

"Today our government is pleased to announce a significant expansion in regulated childcare, which is so important to Saskatchewan families," Minister of Education Dustin Duncan said. "In our growing province, we are providing funding for nearly 2,200 more children to attend regulated childcare, which provides high quality early learning, play and exploration environments for our youngest learners."  

Some local childcare facilities were named as part of the list:

  • Biggar - Town of Biggar/Biggar Daycare Project - 75 - Additional Site
  • Outlook - Small Steps Early Learning Centre Inc. - 7 Expansion
  • Rosetown - Rosetown Kid Kare Inc. - 10 Expansion

Out of the nearly 2,200 new spaces, 1,599 of them have been allocated to specific organizations who will either build new facilities or add new spaces within their existing facilities, leaving the remaining 598 funded spaces will be allocated to organizations later this year through an application process. This news is a product of the Canada-Saskatchewan Canada-Wide Early Learning and Child Care Agreement 2021-26, that was signed in August 2021 and provides a federal investment of nearly $1.1 billion over five years for childcare in Saskatchewan.

The additional spaces are a part of the shared goal of the Governments of Saskatchewan and Canada to create 28,000 new childcare spaces in the province by the end of March 2026. Currently Saskatchewan funds 22,884 childcare spaces, including today's newly announced 2,197 spaces.

Find the full release with complete information from the Government here.