Ontario inquests urge more rules for home daycares

Sep 25, 2013

Toronto Star: September 25 2013

Over 30 years, inquest verdicts on unlicensed child care deaths show that little has changed to prevent tragedies from happening.  A call for provincial insight on unlicensed child care is needed and action must happen.

Andrea Calver from the Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care says “the province need look no further than the system already in place for regulated homes”.

“Under the Day Nurseries Act, these homes are overseen by licensed agencies that are responsible for ensuring that facilities meet health and safety standards and that operators are capable. The act requires a minimum of three visits a year by agency staff, but many are visited more frequently” Calver said.

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