Prince Edward Island’s Action Plan for fiscal year 2022 to 2023

Official title: Prince Edward Island’s action plan for fiscal year 2022 to 2023

Prince Edward Island's action plan for fiscal year 2022 to 2023

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Prince Edward Island's ability to deliver on the initiatives outlined in the fiscal year 2022 to 2023 action plan may be affected. As such, the targets may not be achieved and expenditures may differ.

The bilateral agreement projects continue to be status quo, with rising budget demands on “Infant and Preschool Spaces” and “Alternate Hours” lines, reflecting the increasing cost of spaces and the rates in the wage grid implemented in our designated Early Years Centres.

Note: This table was changed for accessibility reasons.

Table 1: Summary of Prince Edward Island's action plan for fiscal year 2022 to 2023 ($4,093,100 allotment)

Objective Estimated cost Other
Access $3,808,796

Focus on supporting the infrastructure and increased spaces for infants and preschoolers, parents working non-standard hours and spaces for children more vulnerable:

  • infant and preschool spaces:
    • $1,997,000: this budget line continues to support 326 infant and preschool spaces across PEI
  • alternative hours:
    • $250,000: this program supports over 115 families who work non-standard hours
  • supports for children with unique needs:
    • $615,000: this impacts approximately 45 children utilizing services for children with unique needs through autism and SNA services
  • increases to access through subsidy:
    • $700,000: approximately 100 children are supported through this funding annually
  • Handle With Care:
    • $179,796: this program will run a minimum of 25 programs in fiscal year 2022 to 2023, directly impacting at least 160 caregivers and 480 children
  • newcomer training and support:
    • $15,000: this program will continue to support training and development of early childhood educators and provision of resources to the sector to support newcomer children and their families
  • Francophone home visiting and francization:
    • $52,000: this program has worked with 79 Francophone, Francophile and exogamous families and will have reached over 95 families by the end of 2023
Quality $92,304 Increased credentials of educators:
  • training grants: $0
    • training grant funding has been absorbed by Canada-wide funding for fiscal year 2022 to 2023
  • quality enhancement grants: $92,304
    • these grants will support approximately 10 licensed, non-designated centres, family homes and preschools
Administration $192,000
  • Program manager
  • Inspector
  • Audit
Fiscal year 2022 to 2023 initial allocation $4,093,100 N/A
Carry forward N/A N/A
Total proposed budget for fiscal year 2022 to 2023 $4,093,100 N/A

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