The Pre-Kindergarten Pilot Program runs full-time, including during the summer months.
Pre-Kindergarten locations are opening in phases throughout the province and will result in the creation of over 3,000 regulated child care spaces in communities by March 31, 2026. Government has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for not-for-profit organizations to operate the second phase of locations for the program. The Pre-Kindergarten Pilot Program runs full-time, including during the summer months. As a regulated full-day early learning program under the Operating Grant Program, families will pay $10 per day. YMCA of Newfoundland and Labrador was chosen as the not-for-profit operator for the first phase of the pilot program through the RFP process, and approximately 600 new regulated early learning and child care spaces will be created. The RFP closes on October 11th.