Policy 901 - Space Allocation for Designated Early Learning and Child Care Facilities establishes the application process and the evaluation criteria for the creation of new designated preschool spaces in New Brunswick.
It supports the access to affordable, quality, and inclusive early learning and childcare in areas of greatest need to better support families participating in the province’s labour force, particularly women seeking to join, or return to, the workforce.
It will ensure that the new designated preschool spaces meet the needs of parents, helping us fulfill our obligations under the Canada-New Brunswick Canada-Wide Early Learning and Child Care Agreement.
The designation of a New Brunswick Early Learning Centre is a recognition given to licensed early learning and childcare facilities that offer services to preschool children aged five and under through a voluntary application process. The facility commits to providing equitable and affordable access to higher quality early learning and childcare services by removing barriers linked to family income, children’s ability and needs, language, and minority settings.
The policy establishes the criteria that must be considered when determining the location, number, and type of spaces to be allocated in designated facilities in the province.
You can find the policy here.