Nova Scotia Liberal leader Stephen McNeil says it is important for a new provincial government to make additional investments in early childhood intervention supports and services.
McNeil announced at Pictou County Early Intervention in New Glasgow that a new Liberal government will invest $2.6 million in direct services for families to eliminate waitlists and make sure children get the help and assistance they require to succeed.
“Our provincial government must play a more active role in guiding education for children prior to the primary school system, by investing more resources in early identification and intervention programs,” explained McNeil. “By setting the right foundation and investing in critical support services, we are making the very best investment we can to help our children achieve their desired success in life.”
The additional investments will be made in Early Intervention Programs that are offered for family and home-based supports for children up to 6 years of age with special needs. These programs help give children much needed supports by creating unique and adaptive learning strategies, and properly prepare them for the primary school system.