This week, the Licensed Child Care Network, in collaboration with Fanshawe College and Strive, sent an open letter to elected officials at various levels of the municipal, provincial and federal government.

Our three organizations have come together to advocate, research, and promote a National Childcare Strategy for Canada, setting in motion a collaboration that is unique and fluid to meeting the needs of those who value the early years in the London region.

The existing gaps and inequities in the child care sector were made far more visible during the COVID-19 pandemic. A national strategy and publicly funded system would be the best way forward both in terms of equitable access for children and families and the continued professionalization of Educators.

All levels of government must take action in creating a National Childcare Strategy with the pillars of Affordability, Access, Quality and Responsiveness in mind.

Read the full letter here: A National Childcare Strategy