Province investing more than $500,000 for new childcare spaces in Cannington

The provincial government is investing more than $500,000 to create 10 more childcare spaces at McCaskill’s Mills Public School in Cannington.

That announcement was made by Education Minister Stephen Lecce and area MPP Laurie Scott following a brief tour of the school Wednesday (Nov. 13) morning.

The duo – along with school officials, representatives from the Ministry of Education and the Durham District School Board – met with Kindergarten students as well as those from a senior class.

“Laurie Scott has been a strong advocate for families in this region and for this childcare initiative. Our government approved the new retrofit at McCaskill’s Mills Public School so parents can access high-quality childcare,” Lecce said in a media release.

“Today’s announcement is excellent news for parents, children and caregivers in our community,” added Scott.

“I’m proud to belong to a government that is making the kinds of investments that will continue to make life easier for families.”

The project will include an infant room with 10 modern childcare spaces.

“In 2019-20, Ontario is investing more than $2 billion and is committed to creating up to 30,000 new childcare spaces in schools to build a stronger childcare and early years system,” reads a media release from the Province.

“In fact, a new report from the Ministry of Education shows that the province’s public and private sectors have already created over 19,000 licensed childcare spaces in 2018-19. During that period, 268 childcare spaces were created in Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock.

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