A solid education is a foundational building block for every Nova Scotian to succeed. As a parent, MLA, and now as a candidate for Premier, I have heard from parents and families as well as educators about what has been working and what needs improvements.
With this in mind, I’m pleased to share my vision on Education.
Working with Educators
As Premier, I will work with the NSTU on our common goal of improving the learning environment and ensuring our children have the best education we can provide.
Expanding Pre-Primary Hours Across Nova Scotia
The Pre-Primary program is something I believe in and have been extremely supportive of. Unfortunately, the hours are not meeting the needs of working parents. I will address this by expanding the hours or providing funding to our private sector daycares to pick up the shortfall. The workday for most of us does not end at 3:00pm. Therefore, we must match the program to what will work for parents, and through this action deliver more savings into the pocket of Nova Scotia families.
Enhancing the Breakfast Program
One of my favourite programs across government is the breakfast program. Children cannot learn if they are hungry. We must ensure that every child will have access to breakfast and healthy snacks. This will help our children and improve the atmosphere in the classroom.