FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
October 4, 2019
The Government of Ontario Building New Child Care Spaces in Brantford
Province Approves Addition to Central Public School
BRANTFORD — Ontario’s government is protecting what matters most by investing in new child care spaces in local schools. The province has provided Grand Erie District School Board with approval to release a $2M tender for a child care addition. The addition will add four new child care rooms to Central Public School in Brantford. This investment is part of the province’s capital investment program to support families with affordable child care.
“Approval for this addition is great news for our community,” said Will Bouma, MPP for Brantford-Brant. “This investment will provide opportunities and convenience for families, as well as a quality learning environment for the children of Brantford.”
“From modernizing our curriculum to revitalizing our classrooms and their facilities, we are investing in our students and giving them every tool to achieve their full potential,” said Education Minister Stephen Lecce. “Our financing of the child care addition to Central Public School further demonstrates our government’s historic investment in capital projects and our overall commitment to supporting Ontario students and families.”
“The Central Public School community is thrilled about the new child care addition” said Grand Erie District School Board Chair Greg Anderson. “This will provide much-needed child care in the community and create new opportunities for connection with the school. Community is a key pillar of our Board’s Multi-Year Plan, Success for Every Student, and our goal of encouraging and supporting family involvement in our schools”.
Highlights of the addition to Central Public School include:
- 4 new child care rooms
- 64 new child care spaces
- The Government of Ontario is protecting what matters most by working with school board partners to invest in capital projects that advance student learning.
- Ontario announced in Budget 2019 that over the next ten years, this Government is investing nearly $13 billion in capital grants, including allocating over $500M this year alone to improve classrooms for our children.
- This funding could be used to replace aging heating or air conditioning systems, repair roofs and windows, and install important accessibility features like elevators and ramps.
- The Ministry of Education is currently accepting submissions from school boards for their top 10 school-based capital priorities for funding consideration as well as support for the expansion of childcare spaces.
- The Ministry reviews all Capital Priorities submissions for eligibility and announces successful projects annually.
For more information, contact MPP Will Bouma at 519-759-0361 or [email protected]