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Province adds 540 new child care spaces

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Davis, Austin M.
Publication Date: 
17 Jun 2014



Shortly after announcing 540 new child care spaces for 11 communities in the province, Education Minister Don Morgan got his hands dirty.

Morgan squatted down at a little table at the Awasis Child Care Co-op at the University of Regina on Tuesday and asked a few kids for help painting his hand red for a quick art project.

"They're clearly doing a good job," Morgan said of Awasis, "as tested by washing the oil paints off of my hands."

Awasis will receive funding for a total of 101 new child care spaces - 50 in White City and 51 in Regina. Other communities receiving spaces include Christopher Lake (2), Lumsden (51),

Prince Albert (40), Sandy Bay (4), Saskatoon (123), St. Isodore-de-Bellevue (20), Swift Current (51), Wakaw (25) and Warman (42).

"We'll look at any group that makes the application that has the ability and the capacity to do it," Morgan said.