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.
In 2017, the Ontario government promised that their commitment of 100,000 new child care spaces will usher in a "transformative", "groundbreaking" and "visionary" new approach to early learning and child care. We need to hold the new government to this promise. Our community cannot settle for the status quo or accept cuts to child care.
- Read the OCBCC's submission to the Ontario government's consultation.
We need the Ontario government to ensure that our three big ideas - low fees or no fees for all families, decent work and pay for educators, and expansion only in public and non-profit child care - form the foundation of a new early years and child care system. With the new Progressive Conservative provincial government, it's more important than ever that our elected officials hear that our community has the solutions to the child care crisis.
Raise your voice!
- Use our letter template to tell your MPP that you support the OCBCC's call for an affordable fees, decent work, and limiting for-profit child care. Find your MPP's contact information.
- Post our shareable images (below) on social media to let people know that you support the consensus on the three ideas to build a better future for child care. You can tweet at the Minister of Education @LisaThompsonMPP .