Daycare Assocation denounces report of sliding scale for $7/day child care

Sep 11, 2014

For the past decade parents have paid $7/day, per child, for a spot in daycare facilities across the province.

The budget approved earlier this year by the National Assembly increased prices slightly or daycare, with a scheduled increase of 30 cents planned for Oct. 1, 2014.

But according to one report, the provincial is planning to implement a sliding scale, with the price of daycare rising according to family income.

"This is a real tragedy, it really is, because we've worked over the last few years really, really hard to put together a universal child care system, and that's what distinguishes us from all the other childcare systems around the world," said Gasparini.

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