Ontario is providing stability for families with kids in child care by investing an additional $18 million in 2010-11 to support 8,500 child care spaces.
In 2006, the federal government provided a one-time payment of $254 million to Ontario after cancelling the federal-provincial child care agreements. The province has used that funding to sustain about 8,500 child care spaces over the last four years. That funding ends next year.
The new provincial investment will help municipalities plan and maintain child care spaces throughout the next school year and into the summer. This funding will provide stability in the child care sector while the province continues to press the federal government to restore full funding for child care.
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