Learning begins well before a child enters the classroom for the first time. Children’s early years are a time for growth, wonder and discovery. They are also a time when the building blocks for physical well-being, school readiness and social belonging are established. Children hold the promise for continuing social and economic growth of the province.
The Early Years Branch is comprised of Early Learning and Child Care, Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Development and Regional Child Care Services. The branch provides policy and program direction and advice, financial supports, professional and evaluation supports related to licensed child care, Prekindergarten programs and services, KidsFirst Strategy, and early childhood development initiatives.
Teacher Services is now Educator Services:
Early Years Branch
Information for Child Care Boards of Directors: What Do You Need to Know about Play and Exploration?
Information for Child Care Parent Advisory Committees: What Do You Need to Know About Play and Exploration?