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Child-care agreement signed between Ottawa, province of Newfoundland and Labrador

Premier Dwight Ball does some toy cake decorating with Bao (Moon) Nguyen, 4, and Jacqueline Li, 4, Friday at Campus Childcare.
Premier Dwight Ball does some toy cake decorating with Bao (Moon) Nguyen, 4, and Jacqueline Li, 4, Friday at Campus Childcare. - Joe Gibbons

The federal and provincial governments signed a bilateral agreement on Early Learning and Child Care on Friday.

The three-year bilateral agreement is a “commitment to and support of the unique early learning and child-care needs of Newfoundland and Labrador allocating just over $22 million over three years to the province for early learning and child-care investments.”

The funding will support the existing 10-year child-care strategy which will develop and implement innovative approaches to address early learning and child-care challenges through subsidies, grants, bursaries and professional learning opportunities.

The announcement took place Friday afternoon at the Campus Childcare Inc. facility on the Memorial University campus. Prior to the announcement, Premier Dwight Ball and other politicians visited children at the centre to take in some of their learning activities.

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