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The Province of Manitoba has announced over 250 new child-care spaces at four different centres throughout Manitoba, one of which is in Waverley Heights.

With a new $2.5 million expansion from the provincial government the Cairns Children’s Centre in École R.H.G. Bonnycastle School will be able to offer 74 more spaces.  

"More parents will soon have access to the child care they need to be able to work, support their families and thrive in their communities," James Allum, provincial minister of education and advanced learning, said in a release. 

"Under Family Choices, we have funded more high-quality, licensed and reliable child-care options than ever before in Manitoba because it’s a priority for families."

Allum added that Manitoba has the second-lowest regulated child-care fees in Canada.

The release said the overall budget for child care in Manitoba is $147 million with nearly 32,500 licensed child-care spaces for infant, preschool and school age children.  The 2006 census found there were 68,100 children in Manitoba under the age of four. In 2011 there were 77,180, a growth rate of 13.3, the sixth highest in Canada.

 For more information about Family Choices, the province’s strategy to further improve child care, visit www.gov.mb.ca/fs/childcare

 

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