Deputy minister wants ‘seamless day’ for those in the program for 4 year olds.
The provincial government has started work on creating wraparound care for kids enrolled in the pre-primary program.
The free program for four year olds, which in two more years will be universally available across the province, has proved extremely popular. Heading into the second year of the program, 2,300 kids are registered, which Education Department officials say exceeds expectations.
But it only operates during school hours, which means in most cases parents are left to find child care for before or after the school day, if necessary.