Parents concerned about changes to daycare

Parents concerned about changes to daycare

November 16th, 2011|

CTV News Kitchener

The possible impact of changes planned for daycare programs at Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) facilities has many parents worried.

Natalie Waddell is a busy working mom with a five-year-old son, and she isn’t happy with what could change.

“We took steps to make a plan that works for us and the board is just taking that away.”

Waddell is among the parents who feel removing third party day care providers like the local YWCA could make the service more expensive, force them to find other summer arrangements and leave them without options when their children turn eight.

She has started an online petition to have the board reconsider the move.

“When I built the website I started handing out flyers at my daycare centre, and as I was handing them out people were saying ‘What is this, I don’t understand, why are they doing this?'”

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