EECD will be engaging with parents, employers, the early learning and childcare sector, partners, key stakeholders, and Indigenous government and communities until Fall 2022. The engagement strategy aims to identify innovative ideas, better understand the needs of New Brunswick families, and guide the transformation of the early learning and child care system to be responsive to these needs.
Through a three-tiered approach, EECD will begin with a general engagement phase where the public will be invited to actively contribute. Following this phase, the Department will assess key findings to create a framework for more specific themes to be discussed with key stakeholders, partners, impacted groups, and Indigenous government and communities. This second phase will help refine essential elements that need to be included in New Brunswick’s early learning and child care system.
The third phase will focus on developing an innovative response to ensure a high-quality early learning and child care sector that families can rely on and where every child can thrive and reach their full potential.