About 70 per cent of Ontario parents would either have free child care or pay an average of $12 a day in a licensed not-for-profit daycare — considerably lower than the $100-daily-rate, now paid by some. Andrea Horwath is promising affordable child care — free for families who earn $40,000 or less and an average of $12-a-day for most others — if the NDP wins the June election. He’ll cut transit, child care and so much more,” she said. Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care interim co-ordinator Laurel Rothman lauded the NDP for focusing on affordability for infants and toddlers as their first priority. The Liberals have promised offering free child care for preschoolers by 2020 as their first priority because there are already 110,000 licensed spots available.
Source: thestar April 16, 2018 17:15 UTC