Local News: Province must act now to protect not-for-profit child care

" The City of Toronto estimates shrinking resources for child care will mean de-funding 5,000 spaces. Another 3,000 spaces will disappear from other regions.  Feeling the financial heat, Windsor city council just voted to shut down nine municipal child care centres."

"The Windsor situation could have been avoided. The government has calculated $119 million in staff funding will be saved in child-care centres as four-and five-year-olds move into full-day school-operated programs.The premier should advance these funds to stabilize affected child-care programs for younger children before more municipalities follow Windsor's path."

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