Making Child Care More Affordable for Families

first_img remove child support payments from the income threshold, so single parents can access more subsidy ensure all eligible families can access subsidy regardless of employment status or access to education opportunities remove the 18-month application wait time for temporary residents so newcomers will be eligible to apply for subsidy upon arrival expand the subsidy so that it covers extended hours care for up to 18 hours in a single day now include all income and financial resources as a part of the income assessment for temporary residents More families across the province will get support to help them pay for child care with changes that come into effect July 1. Changes to the Nova Scotia Child Care Subsidy Program will mean more single parent families, newcomers and those who are unable to seek employment, can apply for funding to help pay for child care. “We are improving the program by removing restrictions that may have created barriers for some families to access child care,” said Zach Churchill, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development. “We are again, enhancing the child care subsidy program to support more families.” The changes will: Government enhanced the program in 2016 and 2018. In 2018, the changes made child care more affordable for about 1,600 more eligible children by increasing the income threshold for families who make between $25,000 to $70,000 and making subsidy available to families accessing part-day programs. Families who now receive the child care subsidy will be notified about the program changes by their regulated child care provider. People who are interested in learning more about the subsidy program, including how to apply and eligibility criteria, can find out more at http://www.ednet.ns.ca , or by calling toll-free 1-844-804-2084 .last_img read more

Southern edges NAIA Wiley College 7465

BATON ROUGE, La. — Sidney Umude had 18 points, Jayden Saddler scored five points in the final three minutes and Southern edged NAIA Wiley College 74-65 on Tuesday night.Ferontay Banks gave Wiley a 62-61 lead with 5:32 remaining after making a 3-pointer, but Eddie Reese hit a 3 at the other end to restore Southern’s lead. Wiley was within 66-65 but Southern scored seven straight points, with five from Saddler, to seal it.Reese had 16 points, five rebounds and five assists for Southern (1-6). Saddler finished with 11 points. Aaron Ray added six points, six rebounds, six assists and three steals.Joshua Hamilton was 10 of 25 from the field and scored 25 points for Wiley. Hamilton and Ferontay Banks each made four 3-pointers, with Banks adding 14 points, seven rebounds, six assists and three steals. Lord Akah had 10 points and 10 rebounds.The Associated Press read more