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Child care providers say Ontario government’s efforts to help falling far short

Child care providers say Ontario government’s efforts to help falling far short
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TORONTO — The organization representing Ontario’s child-care providers says the government hasn’t done enough to help them bounce back from the COVID-19 pandemic.

A letter from the Association of Day Care Operators of Ontario says most child-care centres in the province remain closed, despite receiving the green light for a limited reopening weeks ago.

The association says that, while the province has promised financial aid for the sector, virtually none of that money has reached its intended targets yet.

It says the lack of funding, coupled with steep declines in revenue and rising operating costs, leave many child-care centres at risk of permanent closure.
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