It's Time to Invest

Additional $3 billion added to provincial/territorial early childhood budgets

Policy-makers have increased funding to early learning and care. An additional $3 billion has been added to provincial/territorial early childhood budgets since 2011; representing 0.6 percent of our gross domestic product (GDP). We are still short of the 1.1 percent of GDP, representing the average for OECD spending on early education.