Toronto Star: Ontario Montessori schools brace for child care changes

Dec 09, 2013

Toronto Star: Dec 9 2013

“Ontario Montessori schools are bracing for potential changes in the daycare business, which could force some to hire more staff or relocate to meet beefed-up rules proposed at Queen’s Park.”

The proposed Child Care Modernization Act has suggested an update to close the regulatory loophole, where private schools has been operating since before 1993 as they were exempt from provincial child care rules. If the bill is approved, Montessori schools as well as any private institution must meet the new legal requirements such as staff-child ratios.

If the private intuitions do not comply, they will either be shut down or deemed illegals with possible fines of up to $250,000.

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