Riverdale-area daycare told to stop accepting full-day kindergarteners

The Globe and Mail 

The Children’s Circle Daycare has been denied promised funding to create an infant program by the city, until they agree to end their program providing before and after care to kindergarteners from local public schools. General Manager from Children’s Services for Toronto, Elaine Baxter-Trahair said, “We have confirmed with the board at Children’s Circle that the capital dollars remain available as long as it confirms that it will discontinue escorting FDK children by the 2015 school year.”

With long wait-lists for school-based programs, and a concern regarding parental choice in child care operators, Mike Baril, a Children’s Circle board member hopes for a resolution of this issue, stating, “I think it’s an issue of ideology versus real-world implementation”.

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