One hundred eighty child care spaces will be opening up on the Saskatchewan side of Lloydminster by March 2023.
The development comes as the Canada-Saskatchewan Early Learning and Child Care Agreement was signed last August to provide a federal investment of nearly $1.1 billion over five years for child care in the province.
Officials indicate the goal is to reduce fees for regulated child care to $10-a-day on average by March 2026.
In Lloydminster, the Building Brains Early Learning Child Care Centres will offer the new child care options and require about 40 early childhood educator positions, according to Saskatchewan Education ministry officials.
Building Brains ELC Centres will receive about $1.6 million for the new child care options in the Border City, according to government officials.
More information can be found on the government’s website.