Jun 06, 2017
By Michael Kramer
$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.