New Brunswick’s Early Learning and Child Care Action Plan is released and outlines next steps for implementing Canada-Wide Early Learning and Child Care system in the province. The plan builds on the transformation of regulated child care into a new model with the designation program as a component of a comprehensive public policy framework. Also the province announced that the Parent Portal will now offer parents the option of online enrolment for child care.
On April 1, 2022, the hourly wage of qualified early childhood educators in programs for children younger than 6 years, will increase to $23.47 from $19; untrained early childhood educators will have their hourly wage increased to $16.90 from $14.90. This includes funding provided to child care programs to address increases in the minimum wage.