The Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care has invited the Ministry of Colleges, Training and Universities to meet to discuss solutions to protect the existing child care centres and lab schools on Ontario college campuses.
- college child care centres provide much needed child care for students, staff and faculty
- all colleges with an ECE program should have a "lab school" as an essential part of a high quality early childhood education program
- As Dr. Pascal noted in his report "With Our Best Future in Mind", lab schools "are essential to the preparation of the early childhood workforce and can test resources and explore best practices"
- The Ministry of Education has already sounded the alarm on a shortage of qualified ECE's in the future. The Ministry of Colleges, Training and Universities should work to develop a vibrant apprenticeship program
OCBCC Letter to Minister John Milloy
OPSEU Letter to Minister John Milloy