NL launches Primary Teacher Pilot Program, expands Casual Caregiver Pilot Program

December 1, 2021
The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has announced that it is launching a Primary Teacher Pilot Program and expanding the Casual Caregiver Pilot Program. The program will address the need for qualified staff as the cost of childcare in NL is reduced to $15 per day. The Primary Teacher Program will allow individuals who are provincially certified as primary teachers to fill short-term vacancies and absences as a single caregiver in a preschool or toddler room without ECE supervision. The Casual Caregiver Program will be expanded to allow participating centres with over five homerooms to hire a third casual caregiver. This caregiver would be part of the caregiver-to-child ratio for short-term vacancies, breaks, and lunches. NL (NL)