Ontario's child care community, parents and educators are united about three critical priorities to build a better early years and child care system: low fees or no fees for families; decent work and pay for educators; and expanding public and non-profit child care.Read more
There are still many issues in the budget - including the closure of Capri Child Care. Please get in touch with your Councillor to tell them to sign the pledge and to vote for child care in the Council Budget vote on February 15th. Join fellow advocates at City Hall on February 15th to tell the Mayor and Councillors to Have A Heart!
FEBRUARY 3RD UPDATE: The government consultations have now closed. Check back to our website soon for a collection of organizations' submissions to the Ministry of Education.
In September, the Ontario government announced a commitment to expand child care for 0-4 years olds in Ontario by 100,000 spaces – doubling existing spaces over 5 years. At the same time, the federal and provincial governments are negotiating a framework on early learning and child care.
In this context, the Ministry of Education is holding public town hall meetings in selected communities around Ontario. These are public sessions where you can have your say. You do not need to be an expert on child care policy. This is the place to share your experience and call for a quality early learning and child care system that all families can afford and trust.
- RELATED: Read the CCAAC's What We Want in an Early Learning and Child Care Framework and Child Care in Canada by 2020: A Vision and a Way Forward
18 communities across the province face cuts to child care in 2016. If you are in one of those communities, you need to get organized and speak out! The provincial election is an important opportunity to pressure our candidates to stand up for our communities.Read more