Money for more child care spaces

    $7.5 million will support infrastructure and renovations to regulated child care services availing of the operating grant program, to increase child care capacity by 750 spaces, with priority for the creation of toddler spaces in not-for-profit child care services.

    Government has announced several measures to help increase child care capacity. Education Minister Krista Lynn Howell was joined by Jenna Sudds, the Federal Minister of Families, Children and Social Development. $7.5 million will support infrastructure and renovations to regulated child care services availing of the operating grant program, to increase child care capacity by 750 spaces, with priority for the creation of toddler spaces in not-for-profit child care services. A project manager will also be hired to oversee and support not-for-profit child care capacity projects. There will also be an increase to the personnel budget category of projects operating under the Child Care Capacity Initiative program, which includes an hourly wage increase from $17 per hour to $25 per hour for developmental workers.

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