Dauphin, Canada

The Little Steps Head Start Program is receiving provincial funding for the first time.

The program, out of the Dauphin Friendship Centre, was one of the three programs in the Dauphin constituency to receive extra funding for child care.

Candace Demeria, Program Coordinator for Little Steps explains the funding situation with the provincial government.

“Because head starts are federally funded from the public health agency of Canada, we’ve been exempt from receiving any funding from the province, so this is huge for us as we are no longer exempt and we will now be receiving funding from the province.”

Little Steps received 20 Nursery School spaces in the Tuesday announcement.