Daycare operators warn about increasing teacher-child ratio

Global News Toronto 

Some child care operators are warning parents about the increased in teacher-child ratios sets out by the proposed regulations. Kristi Bovaconti, a supervisor at Toronto-based daycare Pat Schulz Child Care Centre, said changing the ratio of early childhood educators to children could also lower the quality of care.

“You put in a one-to-five [ratio] at the ages of one to two years. So now you’re looking at safety,” she said. “They’re still babies. Some one-year-olds aren’t even walking yet.”

Parents also express their concerns in the increase in children and the compromise in quality child care.

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