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Ontario's child care sector would "welcome" the $100-million investment that New Democrats are promising, but a prominent advocate says it's not enough money to address all outstanding issues.
Association of Early Childhood Educators Ontario Media Release
For immediate release
TORONTO, April 22, 2014
AECEO RESPONDS TO WAGE INCREASE ANNOUNCEMENT
"We are heartened to learn the Ontario Government has moved to address the issue of low wages for ECE professionals and other front line child care staff. Research shows that the quality of early childhood education and care programs is associated with the wages of the workforce; in other words, if early childhood educators are well-compensated the quality of an ECEC program will be higher." says Dr. Rachel Langford, President of the AECEO.