East Plains Co-operative Preschool gets close to half a million to create 25 new childcare spaces.

News 100 yellowBy Staff

May 2nd, 2018]



The money just keeps rolling in.

The province is going to pump $460,000 into the East Plains Co-operative Preschool making it easier for families in Burlington to find high-quality licensed child care; 25 new spaces will be created.

East Plains Road pre-schoolThese new spaces will help to accommodate families taking advantage of the government’s free preschool child care program.

This is part of a series of actions the government is taking to ensure that every child and family has access to a range of high-quality and affordable child care.

This funding is on top of the government’s investment in renovation and addition projects at schools across the province, which will create more than 15,000 new licensed child spaces.

It is the latest step in creating 100,000 more child care spaces for children up to four years old over the next five years.

Since September 2016, Ontario has increased access to licensed child care for a total of 31,000 children aged 0-4.

Beginning in 2020, the government is making licensed preschool child care absolutely free for kids from age 2.5 until they are eligible to start kindergarten.

Building more child care spaces and making child care more affordable will give parents, especially women, more choice about when and if they return to work.

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