What does $25-a-day daycare mean for Alberta’s private child care operators?
In 2015, the NDP campaigned and was elected on a promise of introducing $25-a-day daycare to Alberta. The aim of this promise was to make daycare more affordable for working parents and encourage more women to enter the workforce. While this is a noble goal, the policy proposed by the NDP is entirely short-sighted. To understand how this policy will negatively impact Alberta’s child care system, we must first understand how the current child care funding model works. Alberta’