The provincial government announced on Wednesday that child-care centres in Winnipeg and Brandon will see $1.9 million in support after students moved to remote learning.
Facilities that provide early learning and child-care to school-aged children will have reduced attendance affecting up to 10,000 spaces. Parents with kids in the facilities won’t be expected to pay fees during this time so the money that has been promised will go to offset losses of revenue in these facilities.
“This new support will help ensure parents do not pay for child-care spaces they cannot use and will protect facilities from financial hardship while they cannot accept school-aged children during this period of remote learning,” said Families Minister Rochelle Squires.
The minister noted that the new funding will be provided to the affected facilities on top of their existing operating grants.
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