YMCA doubles daycare spots in wake of full-day kindergarten

The Toronto Star

The largest non-profit daycare operator in the Greater Toronto Area has almost doubled its child-care services. The YMCA of Greater Toronto will be providing almost 20,000 licensed spaces for children from birth to age 12 in 282 centres across the region. Y has also boosted spaces for severely under served infants and toddlers by almost 800. The YMCA’s expansion is also good news in the city of Toronto, where the agency is adding 423 new spaces, including 125 for infants and toddlers this year. In York Region, the YMCA is adding 301 new spaces this year, including 30 for toddlers. Andrea Calver of the Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care said the YMCA’s expansion — and the growth of spaces generally due to full-day kindergarten — is good news.

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