Toronto Star: Dec 4, 2013
With the introduction of the Child Care Modernization Act, child care advocates are pleased with the new provincial legislation, which toughens rules and fines around illegal child care facilities.
Education Minister Liz Sandals introduced the act Tuesday which, if passed, will allow the government to issues fines of up to $100,000 to negligent care providers, as well as immediately close the facilities if children are at risk.
Andrea Calver, coordinator of the Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care says “it moves us from a patchwork of programs to a system of early learning and child care that families can count on”.
“Calver said she would have preferred all child care businesses to be required to have a license. But she was pleased the proposed changes favour licensed caregivers.”
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