How to Remove the Barriers to Child Care Expansion - A Survey of Non-Profit and Public Child Care Licensees in Ontario

The messages we hear from these survey results comes through loud and clear.

  • Governments can and should act now to facilitate expansion of child care to meet parents’ needs (and to fulfill the promises they have made to parents).
  • Child care providers need government action to attract staff to early childhood education as a career - to raise wages in order to recruit and retain qualified educators.
  • Not-for-profit and public licensees need guarantees that operating funding will be available if they do expand; These licensees need access to capital funding, especially a program of capital grants, to kickstart the process of expansion.
  • And these not-for-profit and public child care operators need municipalities, school boards and provincial and federal governments to identify lands and buildings suitable and available for expansion."
How to Remove the Barriers to Child Care Expansion

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