Council opts for third-party service provider

Chatham Daily News

Chatham-Kent council voted to have administration seek a third-party service operator to look after the 125 children they care for at two municipally-operated childcare facilities – Chatham's May Court Childcare Learning Centre and the Wallaceburg Childcare Learning Centre.

Up to 18 full-time and five part-time workers, many who have 20-30 years service with the municipality, will lose their jobs as a result of this change.

The move to a new delivery model was made to cope with a $1.4 million provincial funding cut for childcare services.

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