Last week, on the plane from London to Halifax, I got to talking with my seatmate, a woman studying social work in Norwich, England, and hoping to work in child protection. I proudly talked about the excellent Best Start program in my home province.
How sadly ironic, then, that our provincial government has decided not to honour its commitment to the program.
If you’re going to cut because of fiscal problems, would it not be wiser, from a purely practical perspective, to cut something other than a program that aims to:
…maximize the development of young children and their parents, in order to increase the children’s opportunities for success later in life.