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Ontario's early years and child care annual report 2019

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Ministry of Education
Publication Date: 
24 Oct 2019

Excerpted from report

We know it is important to get the early years right – and make life easier for families.

That is why the provincial government is committed to increasing access to child care, giving parents more choice, and making high quality programs more affordable.

We also want all children to reach their full potential and become engaged, productive citizens who can contribute to Ontario’s future prosperity. Research shows a clear link between a solid foundation in the early years and a child’s long-term development and success.

With an investment of over $2 billion in 2019-20 and a commitment to create up to 30,000 new child care spaces in schools, we are building a stronger child care and early years system to provide more children and families with access to child care and give children the best possible start in life.