‘This is long overdue’
The Yukon government is increasing the amount of the direct operating grant given to licensed daycares and day home operators for the first time in a decade.
For the first time, rural daycares and day homes will also get extra cash beyond what is given to facilities in Whitehorse.
That’s part of a new bilateral agreement signed this morning between Yukon and the federal government.
The territory is getting $7.3 million over three years until March 2020 to improve early learning and child care.