ONTARIO GOVERNMENT MOVES TOWARD UNIVERSAL CHILD CARE

Jun 06, 2017

By Michael Kramer

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$1.6 billion dollars in funding – to help build 45-thousand new licensed child care spaces.

That welcome announcement came today from Early Years and Child Care Minister Indira Naidoo-Harris – who says it’s all part of a framework to move towards universal child care in the province.

The new strategy is meant to increase access to high-quality child care.

The government says it will achieve this – by funding new spaces, providing more money for licensed home child care – and offering more fee subsidies for families who need them.

Naidoo-Harris and Education Minister Mitzie Hunter say the new child care spaces are part of a pledge to give 100-thousand more children – aged four and under –  access to licensed child care over five years.

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