Child Care Now’s Executive Director, Morna Ballantyne, has been appointed to serve on the Expert Panel on Early Learning and Child Care Data and Research recently established by the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development.

Ballantyne will be serving alongside 13 others chosen from among more than 200 applicants who expressed interest through a public application process. The diverse group of appointees will provide  recommendations with respect to the development of an early learning and child care data and research strategy.

As well, the expert panel will be asked to help identify innovative approaches to encourage high-quality early learning and child care, and to offer advice on how to align the objectives of the work on ELCC with other Government priorities.