Report: Newcomers and the Childcare Crisis

A report by the Jimmy Pratt Foundation and the Multicultural Women’s Organization of NL. Summary: 72% of young children in Newfoundland and Labrador live in childcare deserts, defined as a postal code where there are more than three children per licensed childcare space.[1] These challenges are magnified for newcomers to Newfoundland and Labrador, who face … Continued

2023 Child Poverty Report Card

Choices for Youth and the Jimmy Pratt Foundation are pleased to announce the release of the 2023 Newfoundland and Labrador Child and Youth Poverty Report Card. This report was written as part of a national initiative coordinated by Campaign 2000.

ELCC Roadmap: Making Space

“Making Space: 2023 Roadmap on Early Learning and Childcare” proposes 5 pathways supported by researchers and advocates that would help the government create more regulated spaces in a matter of months. This document focuses on 5 priority areas: Retaining the ECE workforce, building the public childcare system, introducing Junior Kindergarten, and developing targeted strategies to … Continued

Pandemic Lessons: 2022 NL Child Poverty Report Card Summary

Campaign 2000, Choices for Youth, the Community Sector Council and the Jimmy Pratt Foundation are pleased to announce the release of the first-ever Newfoundland and Labrador Report Card on Child and Youth Poverty. This report is being released alongside others from across Canada as part of a national effort coordinated by Campaign 2000. This report … Continued

Discussion Paper: Let’s Get it Right!

This paper identifies priority areas for investment to ensure affordable, accessible, high-quality and inclusive Early Childhood Education for all children and families in Newfoundland and Labrador. These priorities were identified based on consultation with over 250 people and over 40 organizations across Newfoundland and Labrador who work with children and their families. It is the … Continued

Workshop Summary: The Long-term Impact of Early Childhood Education

This was the fourth and final session in the series on Early Childhood Education (ECE) in Newfoundland and Labrador organized by the Pratt Foundation. There were approximately 110 participants in attendance including individuals involved and/or interested in early childhood development, education, learning, and care and the future it holds in the province. There were two … Continued