The Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care (OCBCC) supports a universal, affordable, not-for-profit, high-quality early learning and child care system for Ontario's children and families.
The provincial government consultation to modernize child care takes place as early learning and child care programs are in a state of crisis. The $242 million dollars for stabilization will not stop child care closures or deal with the systemic underfunding of child care.
To truly stabilize early learning and child care programs, and provide high quality, not-for profit child care for all children who need services, the end result of the Modernizing Child Care discussion must be significant systemic change. These changes must be accompanied by adequate funding to run education and care services for Ontario's children and families.
The OCBCC recommendations focus on our long term vision for Ontario's early learning and child care system. Many child care programs will have specific recommendations from their unique experience. The OCBCC has focused our recommendations on core principles that must be a part of a long term vision for child care.
Join in for a free telephone town hall on modernizing child care in Ontario on September 18 at 7pm, see the OCBCC website for details