Changes to child care laws need attention

Inside Ottawa Valley

The Ontario government is addressing concerns raised about the high number of infants and very young children in unlicensed (informal) child care homes and  introduced the proposed legislation: the Child Care Modernization Act.

"This proposed legislation is designed to improve access to child care, clarify what child care programs must be licensed, increase the focus on providing quality care and give the government more authority to fine and close unlicensed informal provider homes where a child's safety may be at risk."

"Proposed changes to the current child care system may mean more available child care spaces in Licensed Home Child Care in the near future"

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