BILL NO. 56
1st Session, 64th General Assembly
70 Elizabeth II, 2021
Private Member's Bill
Affordable Child Care Accountability Act
The Honourable Derek Mombourquette
First Reading: October 26, 2021
2 In this Act, "agreement" means the Canada-Nova Scotia Canada-Wide Early Learning and Child Care Agreement signed by the Governments of the Province and of Canada on July 13, 2021, to provide more affordable and accessible child care in the Province.
(e) increasing the percentage of child-care workers providing regulated childcare in the Province who meet child-care certification requirements to at least 60% and by at least 15 percentage points by 2025-26, whichever leads to a greater percentage;
(g) developing and funding a plan that increases inclusive child-care spaces in the Province, thereby ensuring diverse and vulnerable children and families–including children with a disability and children needing enhanced individual supports, Indigenous children, Black and other racialized children, children of newcomers and official language minorities–have access to child-care spaces equivalent to or greater than their share of the population;
(i) providing free tuition and books for staff currently working in child care and pre-primary without a diploma, including providing designated seats in schools for Indigenous peoples, Black and African Nova Scotians, Acadian and francophone Nova Scotians and newcomers; and
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