With a provincial election coming up here in Nova Scotia, there are many topics on voter’s minds as they consider who they feel will best represent their interests. For many, one of those topics is the care and education of their young children. Accessible, affordable child care is elusive for many families, as is a fair wage for those working in early childhood education; many leave the field out of financial considerations. The
CBC has an interesting article
from Kathleen Couture, chair of the Nova Scotia Child Care Association, with more thoughts on this subject. Something to think about before casting your vote! As this article indicates, even if you’re not an early childhood educator or a parent of young children, the education and future of today’s children is the future of the province, which impacts us all.