Childcare for Central Newfoundland: A Community Conversation

Date: February 10, 2022
Time: 10am-12pm NDT, 9:30-11:30 in Labrador

Jimmy Pratt Foundation
About the Forum

Join the Jimmy Pratt Foundation and the Gander Women’s Centre for a conversation on the future of childcare in Central Newfoundland.

For the first time ever, thanks to the recent federal-provincial childcare deal, we have the chance to reach every child and family in the province. This event will dive into the details of Newfoundland and Labrador’s childcare plan with Dr. David Philpott, Early Childhood Education researcher and advocate. Then, we’ll move into a discussion of childcare needs across Central Newfoundland – from larger towns to small communities. Throughout the event, we will put a focus on inclusive childcare that welcomes every child and family regardless of their needs.

This is part of a series of events bringing together parents, educators, and other advocates for children and families to shape the future of childcare in Newfoundland and Labrador. This event is hosted in partnership with the Gander Women’s Centre, and this series is part of a collaboration with the NL Federation of Labour and the Association for Early Childhood Educators NL.

Where and When?

Online Event (Zoom)

Thursday, February 10, 10am-12pm NST, 9:30am-11:30am in Labrador


All are welcome. However, this event is specifically targeted at organizations with an interest and/or engagement in childcare issues (such as organizations that work on issues including Early Childhood Education, gender equality, education, workforce and economic development, child and family services, and the Early Childhood Education workforce).

Forum schedule:

10:00-10:45: A Conversation with Dr. David Philpott, Early Childhood Education researcher and advocate

10:45-11:15: Breakout Discussions and Report Back – What does quality childcare mean to you?

11:15-11:25: Break

11:25-11:55: Closing Panel

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