Saskatchewan to have $10-a-day child care in April, three years ahead of schedule

REGINA — Saskatchewan is to achieve $10-a-day child care by April 1, three years ahead of schedule for the federal Liberal government's national plan.

Education Minister Dustin Duncan says affordable and high-quality child care provides children with a positive start in life while also giving parents the flexibility to build both a family and career.

Parents whose children are under the age of six and attend regulated child care on a full-time basis can expect to pay $217.50 per month

Karina Gould, the federal families minister, says that by working together, Canada and Saskatchewan were able to achieve their goals early.

Saskatchewan signed onto the Liberal government's national child-care plan in 2021, which saw Ottawa commit $1.1 billion to the province over five years.

The money will also be used to create 28,000 new regulated early learning and child-care spaces.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 6, 2023.

The Canadian Press