Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Day Care Dollars

Nova Scotia is investing six-million dollars in 12 child-care centres to expand facilities and create 300 new child-care spaces. Community Services Minister Denise Peterson-Rafuse was in Spryfield today (October 27th) at the Edward Jost Children's Centre to present $1.5-million to help the centre build a second building and double its capacity. Peterson-Rafuse says the funding will provide more Nova Scotia families with access to affordable, quality child care. The funding is provided through Nova Scotia's 10-year Early Learning and Child Care Plan. On the list for 2009/2010 is Association De la Garderie de la Rive Sud in Blockhouse with funding of $585,401. Other south shore facilities to receive money in recent years include the Chester & Area Family Resource Centre with $706,590 and the Lunenburg Daycare Centre with support of $88,566.