The Muttart Foundation, the Association of Early Childhood Educators of Alberta (AECEA), the Alberta Leaders’ Caucus and Child Care Now Alberta, hosted a facilitated discussion with early learning and child care (ELCC) stakeholders in Edmonton on June 22nd, 2023. The main goals of the discussion with Alberta ELCC stakeholders were two-fold: first, to gather their reflections on the first two years of system building under the Canada-wide agreement; and second, to seek their advice and direction on the priority areas for new policies and investments as part of the pending three-year provincial action plan.
The main findings from the discussions focused on the four main areas of investment outlined under the Canada-wide agreements: affordability, accessibility (service expansion), quality, and inclusion.
This is a record of these important discussions. This report has been shared with the provincial and federal governments, early learning and child care stakeholders, and with the National Advisory Council on Early Learning and Child Care.