City seeks input on early years and child care programs in Kingston and Frontenac County

 

The city is conducting a review of early years and child care programs and services operating in Kingston and Frontenac County.

Parents and caregivers are invited to give their input by completing a 15-minute survey at GetInvolved.CityofKingston.ca by May 30, 2019. The feedback will provide direction for early years and child care programming in Kingston and Frontenac. Participants will be eligible for chance to win a prize.

Housing and child care manager for the City of Kingston, Ruth Noordegraaf, said the survey “will offer us invaluable information to ensure early years and child care services are delivered in the most efficient way possible to meet the developmental needs of young children — as well as the needs of their parents or caregivers.” She encourages participants to share the link to the survey with other families and friends.

The provincial government requires a child care and early years programs and service plan be established for the service area of Kingston and Frontenac. As the child care and early years’ service system manager, the City is responsible for learning about the community’s needs, identifying and addressing service gaps, supporting collaboration among services, and ensuring that child care is accessible, responsive, affordable, and high quality.

Further information on the Ministry of Education plan for Ontario Early Years programs can be found at http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/childcare/.

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