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Gov't annouces new child care spaces

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StarPheonix
Publication Date: 
17 May 2011

 

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The Saskatchewan Party government announced Monday where it plans to allocate 500 new child care spaces. The 2011-12 budget, unveiled in March, included $2.1 million to develop new day care spots in communities across Saskatchewan.

The province says 110 of the new spaces will be allocated to serve University of Saskatchewan students. The Saskatoon Tribal Council Early Learning Centre will also be expanded to accommodate 16 more children whose parents are students at Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies.

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The other child care spaces will be distributed as follows:

Wynyard - up to 25 new spots

Stoughton - up to 25 new spots

Estevan - up to 60 new spots

Kindersley - up to 25 new spots

Kelliher - 25 new spots

Punnichy - up to 30 new spots at the regional college

Rocanville - 36 new spots

North Battleford - 30 new spots in McKittrick School

Prince Albert - 31 new spots at St. Anne's School

Spiritwood - up to 25 new spots

Swift Current - up to 50 new spots at Trailview Alliance Church

Broadview - 25 new spots

The tally adds up to potentially 513 new liensed child care spaces in the province.

The Sask. Party government says it has increased the number of child care spaces in Saskatchewan by 36 per cent since it was elected in 2007.

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- reprinted from the StarPheonix

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