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Regulatory Ammendments Necessary To Stabilize Licensed Child Care

January 28, 2010

On January 26, the Province began consultations aimed at modernizing the Day Nurseries Act (DNA), which regulates licensed child. The last major DNA update was in the early '80's.
ADCO members have participated in these discussions and recognize their necessity.

"With the introduction of full-day learning for 4 and 5 year olds, many of Ontario's daycares are worried about their ability to continue operating," says Kim Yeaman, ADCO co-President. "Care for older children, helps offset the costs of caring for younger children. Part of this is due to aspects of the DNA that make it uneconomical to offer services for children under 3.8 years old."

"The Province has taken the right step by seeking input from licensed operators, ECEs and partns about updating the DNA," notes Yeaman. "The goal is to ensure quality by bearing in mind children's developmental milestones, while at the same time giving licensed child care centres some flexibility in terms of keeping care for younger children affordable and available for families across Ontario. To not do this will result in higher parent fees, up to 20-25% per day, which reflects the true cost of caring for the youngest children. Most families can't afford this. If this forces many licensed centres to close, parents might have to resort to using illegal, unlicensed street corner care. ADCO is confident that together, government, child care operators and parents can come up with practical solutions to preserve access to high quality, licensed, centre-based care."

The Association of Daycare Operators of Ontario (ADCO) represents both commercial and not-for-profit childcare programs. Its members include licensed centre-based programs, home child care agencies, nursery schools, preschools and before- and after-school programs. Most ADCO members are single-site centres, in which the founder of the facility is an ECE who works in the centre everyday.

For more information contact:
Kim Yeaman
Association of Day Care Operators of Ontario
Phone: 705-431-2407
Cell: 705-321-5005

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