Bill 10, Childcare Modernization Act, 2014
An Act to repeal the Day Nurseries Act, and to amend the Early Childhood Educators Act (2007). Based on research indicating that the learning and development that occurs during a child’s early years is critical and can have a major bearing on a person’s later achievements in school and in the workplace, and on overall health and well-being throughout a person’s lifetime. A strong system of child care and early years programs and services increases labour market attachment by supporting the diverse working circumstances of parents. Enabling parents’ continued participation in the workforce would contribute to a stronger Ontario. To support the particular cultural and linguistic needs of Aboriginal, First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities, as well as Francophone communities, Ontario needs child care options that are responsive and adaptable.Meeting the early learning and child care needs of families requires collaboration and partnership across all levels of government.
December 4, 2014