With the recent 2017-18 Budget announcement, programs and services affected will be updated shortly. Posted March 22, 2017

Google Translate Disclaimer

A number of pages on the Government of Saskatchewan`s web site have been professionally translated in French. These translations are identified by a yellow text box that resembles the link below and can be found in the right hand rail of the page. The home page for French-language content on this site can be found here:

Renseignements en Français

Where an official translation is not available, Google™ Translate can be used. Google™ Translate is a free online language translation service that can translate text and web pages into different languages. Translations are made available to increase access to Government of Saskatchewan content for populations whose first language is not English.

The results of software-based translation do not approach the fluency of a native speaker or possess the skill of a professional translator. The translation should not be considered exact, and may include incorrect or offensive language Government of Saskatchewan does not warrant the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information translated by this system. Some files or items cannot be translated, including graphs, photos, and other file formats such as portable document formats (PDFs).

Any person or entities that rely on information obtained from the system does so at his or her own risk. Government of Saskatchewan is not responsible for any damage or issues that may possibly result from using translated website content. If you have any questions about Google™ Translate, please visit: Google™ Translate FAQs.

Saskatchewan's Early Years Plan

To make sure that all Saskatchewan children get a good start in life, the Government of Saskatchewan has developed Saskatchewan’s Early Years Plan 2016-2020. This plan outlines goals to help all children be safe, healthy and develop to their full potential in strong families and supportive communities. 

Through the Early Years Plan, parents can expect: 

  • Prenatal and early childhood support for mothers and children; 
  • Better access to high quality early learning and child care options; 
  • Support for families in their role as parents and caregivers; 
  • And programs that make sure children and families receiving support don’t “slip through the cracks.” 

Encouraging young children to learn, play, express their feelings and develop positive relationships, gives them ability to go on to reach their full potential in life. When young children, especially those from birth to age eight, aren’t nurtured in these ways, they are at risk of not doing well in school, being involved in criminal activity and earning less income throughout their lifetime. 

In 2016 and 2017, government will improve early years services by making sure that current programs are offering the best service possible to children and families. The Ministry of Education will work with early years groups, including child care centres and community programs, to determine how best to achieve the goals set out in the plan.

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