By Sarah Klein
The province is creating 250 new child-care spaces at four new centres and one existing site.
Manitoba’s Education and Advanced Learning Minister James Allum announced Wednesday the additions will benefit families in Winnipeg, St. Andrews and Oak Lake.
“More parents will soon have access to the child care they need to be able to work, support their families and thrive in their communities,” Allum said. “Under Family Choices, we have funded more high-quality, licensed and reliable child-care options than ever before in Manitoba because it’s a priority for families.”
Spaces will be created at Bonnycastle School, Highbury School and École Tache in Winnipeg, Oak Lake Community School in Oak Lake, and a new centre located next to St. Andrews School in St. Andrews.
Allum said the new spaces will be created at a cost of about $9 million.
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