Building Blocks for Child Care (b2c2) held its first webinar on the topic of Expansion on Thursday, January 5 th. For those of you who missed it, we’re posting a link to the recording below together with Dr. Gordon Cleveland’s slides. Zeenat Janmohamed moderated the webinar and Kim Hiscott from Andrew Fleck Children’s Services […]
Apologies for the late posting of this information, but when the rest of us were doing our last-minute food preparation and Christmas shopping, the Ministry decided to announce the number and method of space expansion for the next five years. There are still a lot of questions to be answered about the specifics of the […]
In September 2022, B2C2 conducted a Survey of non-profit and public child carelicensees across the province of Ontario. The Report on the resultsof the survey is called How to Remove the Barriers to Child Care Expansion. We asked the licensees whether they were likely to expand, by how much, and whatthey thought the barriers to […]
In collaboration with B2C2, Dr. Gordon Cleveland has written a primer on what Ontario should do to make sure that not-for-profit and public child care have the supports necessary to expand. It offers 10 key recommendations and some good discussion of what’s wrong with Ontario’s current approach. Download the paper from our Resources page.
The Childcare Resource and Research Unit has recently published a briefing note on what kind of new funding model Ontario needs. “The purpose of this document is to propose what some key objectives and essential elements of Ontario’s funding and management arrangements should be for 2023 and beyond…. funding must be delivered efficiently, equitably and […]
The much-anticipated federal budget did provide some funding for child care capital. From the budget papers: In response to requests from provinces and territories, and to support the implementation of the Canada-wide early learning and child care system, Budget 2022 proposes to provide $625 million over four years, beginning in 2023-24, to Employment and Social […]
Building Blocks for Child Care (B2C2) is pleased that Ontario has finally joined all otherprovinces and territories in signing on to the $10 a day national child care plan. It’s about time! B2C2 is disappointed that the agreement only plans for 86,000 spaces when all expertpredictions put the demand between 200,000 to 300,000 spaces. Based […]
How can we make sure that child care centres are included in large infrastructuredevelopment projects? One way – get involved in a local community benefitnetwork and work with others to have child care included as part of a communitybenefit agreement. Community Benefit Networks and “Community Benefit Agreements” (CBA) are agrowing phenomenon across the country. Community […]
Like the Alberta, B.C., Saskatchewan and Child Care Now Roadmaps, the Ontario roadmap is also a presentation of policy ideas to put into effect a successful early learning and child care strategy in Ontario. The Ontario Roadmap is co-sponsored and co-authored by the Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care and the Association of Early Childhood […]
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