Ontario urged to expand daycare in non-profit sector

Toronto Star

“If the government is serious about bettering the well-being of Canadian families and children, then spaces are not enough. We need high quality care environments,” said Richardson, 32, whose son Kai, 2, attends a non-profit daycare in the Toronto’s east end.

Currently, there are licensed spaces for just 20 per cent of Ontario kids under age 4 and spots for less than 5 per cent of babies under 18 months old. Waiting lists for spots are long and for parents lucky enough to secure a space, fees are often higher than mortgages.

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