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Parents in the Waterloo region may finally see a reduction in day care fees in August

According to a Waterloo Regional Spokesperson, parents of children doing day care in the region will finally begin to see the benefits of state day care contracts in August.

In March, Prime Minister Dougford finally signed an agreement with the federal government to sign the Early Learning and Child Care Plan (CWELCC) across Canada, which brings $ 10 a day to Ontario. did. ..

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The deal was expected to reduce day care costs by 25% on May 1, but parents are waiting.

At a council meeting on Wednesday night, a $ 24 million federal funding allocation from CWELCC was approved by the council.

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The steps are to reduce the minimum wage in place for infant educators and raise wages.

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Spokespersons in the area The local childcare program told Global News that application for the program can begin on June 30th.

Once the operator has submitted the application, it must be processed before the funds can be distributed.

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According to the region, operators need to reduce rates within 30 days of registering with CWELCC and 60 days to provide parents with a retroactive rate reduction. ..

"We expect payments to begin flowing into the childcare program in August, after which parents will be offered a reduction," said a spokesman.

— Using GlobalNews Gabby Rodrigues files

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