York Region will soon be offering more child care spaces.

In December, the Ontario government announced funding to create additional new, licensed, child care spaces in schools, communities and other public spaces across the province. As a result, three new child care rooms at two schools in York Region will give 54 children access to high-quality licensed care in a safe, local, convenient setting.

Renovations at Wilclay Public School in Markham will create 15 new toddler spaces and 24 pre-school spaces, while an addition at Catholic Elementary School Le-Petit-Prince in Vaughan will create 15 new toddler spaces.

“Ontario’s schools are places where communities come together to grow and thrive,” said Mitzie Hunter, Minister of Education. “By integrating more licensed child care spaces into schools, we are building a stronger education system that supports students and their families from the earliest years onward.”