The Metropolis of Toronto says beginning Thursday, all licenced child-care operators within the metropolis can apply to be a part of the Canada-wide Early Studying and Little one Care (CWELCC) funding program that guarantees $10-a-day daycare in three years.
In March, the Ontario authorities inked a $13.2 child-care cope with the federal authorities to ship $10 a day daycare for fogeys by September 2025.
Since then, Toronto officers stated it had been growing an utility processes participating with greater than a thousand child-care operators and residential little one companies. That course of formally opened up on Thursday.
All licenced child-care applications in Toronto, that serve kids beneath six years outdated or who flip six earlier than June 30, can apply to the CWELCC to get price reductions for fogeys and households.
The deadline for child-care operators to choose into the CWELCC program is Sept 1.
The Metropolis additionally stated as soon as a child-care operator has opted in — and has been authorized — eligible households can count on a reimbursement on child-care charges retroactive to April 1.
“Creating insurance policies and the opt-in course of for licensed child-care operators for the Canada-Broad Early Studying and Little one Care funding program has been advanced work, however I’m excited that we’re on the level the place we are able to start the applying course of,” stated Shanley McNamee, GM for Metropolis of Toronto’s Kids Providers.
“I encourage all licensed child-care suppliers to study extra about this funding and think about the way it will assist the households they serve.”
Within the proposed plan, Ontario households with kids 5 years outdated and youthful in licensed child-care centres will see charges lowered as much as 25 per cent to a minimal of $12 a day, retroactive to April 1. In September 2024, households will see additional price reductions, with the worth for little one care falling to a median of $10 a day by September 2025.
Ontario was the final jurisdiction in Canada that signed onto the federal authorities’s plan.
The $13.2 billion can be delivered over six years, with a further 12 months of funding of at the very least $2.9 billion.
— With recordsdata from International Information’ Hannah Jackson
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