A national early learning and child- care system must become rooted in Canadian society in order to make it irreversible in the future, says the federal minister of social development.
"We must have it so strong, so entrenched, so understood that nobody dares touch it," Ken Dryden told more than 600 members of the child-care field. Dryden was in Regina Saturday to address a national early learning and child-care conference being held in the city.
Roughly 70 per cent of children under the age of six have both parents working, said Dryden, noting the importance an early-learning and child- care program would have on the majority of Canadian children. "It is the way in which we live, it is the way in which our kids live," he explained.
Monday, June 06, 2005
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