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Province to tighten child care laws

Several changes will be made to the Day Nurseries Act

The Wynne Government is about to tighten up the regulations covering child care in Ontario

Education minister Liz Sandals has called a news conference for 9:30 Tuesday morning at St. Helen Catholic School on College Street. The Day Nurseries Act falls within her jurisdiction.

The Star has learned that daycare centres associated with private schools that began prior to 1993 will no longer have a licensing exemption. It means there will finally be restrictions on how many kids are allowed into those storefront daycares, how many childhood educators must be there, the emergency requirements such as CPR training and the daycares would be subject to government inspection.

In November, a 9-month old died at an unlicensed home daycare in Markham.

2-year old Eva Ravikovich also died in an unlicensed home daycare in Vaughan this past July.

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  1. Z posted on 12/03/2013 07:24 AM
    Most animal shelters won't let you bring home so much as a DOG without meeting strict requirements; if that's the level of scrutiny applied to potential pet owners, we should be applying AT LEAST that much scrutiny to prospective parents before they're allowed to create a human being.
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