Ontario’s early childcare programs on the verge of collapse

February 20, 2012

The success of all day kindergarten in Ontario appears to be undermining funding for early childcare programs for children aged 0-3. Daycare in the province is so critically underfunded that in Toronto, 21,000 parents are waiting for daycare subsidies and those with the means to pay in full are still faced with year long waitlists. The Province has yet to address the issue. Parents and childcare advocates in BC are worried that all-day Kindergarten in that province will similarly result in underfunding of early childcare spaces. Read more in the Toronto Star.