Open letter to Premier Kathleen Wynne about proposed changes to staff: child ratios and group sizes in Ontario child care centres
Today the Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care is launching an open letter to Premier Kathleen Wynne expressing concern about the Ontario Ministry of Education’s proposed regulatory changes to age ranges, ratios and group sizes. The OCBCC is asking for help in stopping these regulatory changes, which will have quite negative effects on both quality and access to child care.
We are asking if you can please:
- Sign on to this letter yourself by writing to email@example.com
- Circulate it to your colleagues, Facebook group, listserv, friends and family, asking them to sign it too. The letter is available online.
We would like to collect as many signatures as possible over the next few weeks, so any help in circulating it widely is very welcome. Names of signatories will appear on the public version of this letter and will be delivered to Premier Wynne and all members of the provincial legislature.
Those who wish to sign it should write to firstname.lastname@example.org including, if possible, name, position/title, organization and city/town to help highlight the breadth of support that we have across the province. If the signer is not representing an organization, an identification as “RECE” or “parent”, "student", “grandparent”, etc. will be great.
While we realize that there are many issues included in the regulatory posting that require a considered response, this letter focuses only on the changes to age ranges, ratios and group sizes. Rest assured that the Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care and other organizations will be submitting thorough responses to the regulation proposals that address all areas. We also urge you to send your own response directly to the provincial government if you are able.
Thanks for your support.