By Sarah Klein
The Manitoba government is funding 65 new childcare spaces in Winnipeg’s Whyte Ridge neighbourhood.
Family Services and Labour Minister Jennifer Howard announced Thursday the province will fund 20 preschool and 45 school-age childcare spaces at Whyte Ridge Child Care.
“I know how important high-quality, reliable childcare is,” Howard said.”It means as parents we are able to work and our kids are getting the care they need to get them the best start possible. That’s why we’ve more than doubled the province’s commitment to improving childcare over the last decade while keeping daily parent fees the second most affordable in the country.”
The funding is in addition to the 900 spaces across Manitoba being funded by the province this year. By the end of 2013, 6,500 quality childcare spaces will be created.