ADCO IN THE NEWS


July 28, 2020--CFRA 580 Ottawa

Morning Rush with Bill Carroll--Matt Harris Hosting

ADCO explains why flowing child care funding through municipalities is delaying child care reopening (ADCO segment begins at 1:46:10).

https://omny.fm/shows/580-cfra/playlists/the-morning-rush-with-bill-carroll/embed?style=artwork&image=1&share=1&download=1&description=1&subscribe=1&playlistimages=0&playlistshare=1&foreground=15569d&background=ffffff&highlight=00a2b2


July 27, 2020--Toronto Star

"Inconsistent Funding Delays Day Care Reopening In Some Areas"

ADCO explains that centres can't reopen until municipalities actually pay out promised Provincial funds for child care reopening.

https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2020/07/27/child-care-centres-across-ontario-allowed-to-increase-capacity.html


July 27, 2020--CTV News Barrie

"Day Cares Prepare To Welcome More Children" 

ADCO member discusses steps involved in child care reopening and how funding issues are holding some centres back

https://barrie.ctvnews.ca/mobile/daycares-prepare-to-welcome-more-children-back-but-are-parents-ready-to-send-them-1.5041171


July 20, 2020--CHTV News

"Day Cares Waiting To Find Out What Will Happen With Schools in September" by Lisa Hepfner

ADCO explains why more day cares aren't open and why a firm Provincial back-to-school plan is needed

https://www.chch.com/day-cares-waiting-to-find-out-what-will-happen-with-schools-in-september/


June 30, 2020--Global News

"Child Care Providers Say Ontario Government's Efforts To Help Falling Far Short," by Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Press

ADCO explains why so many licensed child care centres still haven't been able to reopen.

https://globalnews.ca/news/7125346/child-care-providers-ontario-hasnt-done-enough-coronavirus/amp/


June 12, 2020--St. Catharines Standard

"Daycares Need A Few More Weeks To Reopen--Regional Official"

ADCO describes the challenges of reopening with higher costs when Provincial "sustainability funding" still hasn't made it to centres.

https://www.stcatharinesstandard.ca/news-story/10020944-daycares-need-a-few-more-weeks-to-reopen-region-official/


June 11, 2020--National Post

"Most Child Care Centre Unlikely To Reopen Friday," by Allison Jones

ADCO explains how Provincial announcement but no funding for child care leaves owner/operators having to say "no" to parents

https://nationalpost.com/pmn/news-pmn/canada-news-pmn/most-child-care-centres-unlikely-to-reopen-friday-operators-and-advocates-say


June 11, 2020--580 CRFA Ottawa--the Morning Rush with Bill Carroll

"Will Child Care Reopen This Friday?"

ADCO explains how the Provincial delays in delivering promised "sustainability funding" are hindering the reopening of licensed child care centres when new rules for child care reopening mean staff costs are doubled and revenues are reduced to a third of what they were pre-pandemic. (The ADCO segment is about two minutes into the clip below.)

https://omny.fm/shows/580-cfra/playlists/the-morning-rush-with-bill-carroll/embed?style=artwork&image=1&share=1&download=1&description=1&subscribe=1&playlistimages=0&playlistshare=1&foreground=15569d&background=ffffff&highlight=00a2b2


June 10, 2020--CTV News, Barrie

"Day Cares Surprised By Reopening"

ADCO board member outlines why many licensed child care centres won't reopen this Friday thanks to the lack of timely Provincial guidance around reopening.

https://barrie.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=1974953


June 10, 2020--CKLW  AM800 Windsor--The Afternoon News with Patty Handysides and Kathy McMann

"Day Cares Wonder How To Open Safely"

Past President of ADCO explains how the provincial Government has failed child care licensees and parents in its lack of planning and funding for the reopening of Ontario's licensed child care centres.

https://www.iheartradio.ca/am800/audio/the-afternoon-news-daycares-wonder-how-to-open-safely-1.12657718?mode=Article


June 9, 2020--Globe and Mail

"Ontario Child Care Centres Allowed To Reopen Friday With Strict Guidelines" by Laura Stone

ADCO board member discusses Provincial government's lack of planning around child care reopening and failure to follow through on promised "sustainability funding" to help centres reopen.

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-ontario-child-care-centres-allowed-to-reopen-on-friday-with-strict/#comments


May 1, 2020--CTV News Toronto

"East York Day Care Fears It Won't Make It Through COVID-19 Closure"

ADCO notes how discriminatory funding practices at the municipal level have put many smaller centres at risk of permanent closure due to COVID-19

https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/east-york-daycare-fears-it-won-t-make-it-through-covid-19-closure-1.4924322


April 21, 2020--The Morning Rush with Bill Carroll, 580 CFRA Ottawa

"ADCO Talks Child Care Fees, COVID-19 and the Need for Provincial Funding"

ADCO board member discusses how lack of Provincial action to sustain licensed centres during COVID-19 led to some centres having to charge fees and means some centres may not re-open at all. The ADCO clip comes about three minutes and 20 seconds into the segment.

https://omny.fm/shows/580-cfra/playlists/the-morning-rush-with-bill-carroll/embed?style=artwork&image=1&share=1&download=1&description=1&subscribe=1&playlistimages=0&playlistshare=1&foreground=15569d&background=ffffff&highlight=00a2b2


April 17, 2020--Globe And Mail

"In Some Provinces Parents Are Paying Thousands to Shuttered Day Cares To Keep Their Child's Spots"

ADCO is quoted in this piece expressing its hope that "the Province will officially recognize the unique challenges facing Ontario's licensed child care centres and announce a plan to ensure that every centre that has had to close due to COVID-19 survives long enough to re-open."

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-in-some-provinces-parents-pay-thousands-to-shuttered-daycares-to-keep/


April 14, 2020--Ontario Morning with Wei Chen, CBC Radio One

"Kim Yeaman of Simcoe Child Care Services Talks Child Care Fees, COVID-19 and the Need for Provincial Funding"

ADCO member discusses how federal and municipal funding measures aren't enough to save all centres. The ADCO segment is about 10 minutes into the clip:

https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-112-ontario-morning-from-cbc-radio/clip/15770753-ontario-morning-tuesday-april-14-2020-part-2


April 12, 2020--Toronto Sun

"Smaller Child Care Centres Likely To Be Casualties of COVID-19"

ADCO emphasizes need for leadership and action to stabilize Ontario's licensed child care sector

https://torontosun.com/opinion/columnists/hannen-smaller-child-care-centres-likely-to-be-casualties-of-covid-19


January 26, 2020--Toronto Sun

"Province Needs To Optimize Childcare Investments"

ADCO offers suggestions for creating more licensed spaces at lower cost

https://torontosun.com/opinion/columnists/hannen-province-needs-to-optimize-child-care-investments


July 28, 2019--Toronto Sun

"More child care centres in schools won't help parents"

ADCO explains how outdated Provincial policies make child care more expensive and harder to find

https://torontosun.com/opinion/columnists/hannen-more-child-care-centres-in-schools-wont-help-parents


May 12, 2019--Toronto Sun

"Municipal waste drives up child care costs"

ADCO explains how some municipalities waste the taxpayer dollars allocated to child care

https://torontosun.com/opinion/columnists/hannen-municipal-waste-drives-up-child-care-costs


May 7, 2019--Simcoe.com

"Want quality child-care in Simcoe County? You'll wait, experts say"

ADCO board member offers insight into the need for Provincial child care reform

https://www.simcoe.com/news-story/9334841-want-quality-child-care-in-simcoe-county-you-ll-wait-experts-say/?s=e


February 3, 2019--Toronto Sun

"Time to restore child care choice"

ADCO explains why the Liberal FDK program must go and offers a viable alternative

https://torontosun.com/opinion/columnists/opinion-time-to-restore-child-care-choice-in-ontario


October 18, 2018--Toronto Sun

"City policy leaves hundreds of daycare spots unfilled, say private operators"

ADCO explains how families get hurt when the City plays favourites

https://torontosun.com/news/local-news/citys-unfair-childcare-policy-leaves-hundreds-of-daycare-spots-unfilled-say-private-operators


August 24, 2018--National Post

"A daycare expelled this B.C. couple's four-year-old son after he accused staff of hitting him"

ADCO board member offers insight into rarity of day care expulsions

http://nationalpost.com/news/canada/its-heartbreaking-should-children-ever-be-expelled-from-daycare


March 22, 2018--Toronto Sun--Letters to the Editor

"Not Child's Play"

ADCO Operations Manager outlines the Wynne record on child care.

http://torontosun.com/opinion/letters/letters-to-the-editor-march-22


December 13, 2017--CTV News

"Daycare Services Raising Prices"

ADCO member explains challenges posed by Provincial funding cuts to licensed centres.

https://barrie.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=1283227


June 5, 2017--Huffington Post

"Why The Negativity Around For-Profit Child Care?"

ADCO stresses the importance of encouraging entrepreneurs in licensed child care.

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/regnard-raquedan/private-child-care-ontario_b_16956230.html


December 15, 2016--Toronto Sun

"Child Care Costs Hit Canadian Wallets"

ADCO explains how municipal and Provincial policies drive up the cost of delivering licensed child care. 

http://childcaretoday.ca/files/TorontoSUNe-edition-TorontoSun-15Dec2016-Page6_302.pdf


September 14, 2016--CTV News, Barrie

"Child Care Promise" 

ADCO notes that recently announced Provincial funding will go further if independent licensed child care programs are included in Ministry's plan to create 100,000 new spaces by 2022.

http://barrie.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=950353&binId=1.1272429&playlistPageNum=1


August 3, 2016--InsideToronto.com

"Fees will soon be gone from child care waiting lists in Ontario, but spaces still too scarce and unaffordable"

ADCO offers reporter Mike Adler background on wait list fees and encourages Province to fast-track new license applications

http://www.insidetoronto.com/news-story/6792481-fees-will-soon-be-gone-from-child-care-waiting-lists-in-ontario-but-spaces-still-too-scarce-and-una/


February 25, 2016--CTV News, Barrie

 

"The future of child care"

 

The Government's new regulatory proposals could mean fewer spaces and higher fees warn day care owners

http://barrie.ctvnews.ca/video?playlistId=1.2788578


February 23, 2016--CTV News, Barrie

 

"Long wait lists and planning"

 

Shortage of infant, toddler and preschool spaces means families have to plan for child care several years ahead of time

http://barrie.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=814912&playlistId=1.2788578&binId=1.1272429&playlistPageNum=1


June 23, 2015--National Post

 

"More than 'expensive day care'? Jury still out on whether Ontario's full-day kindergarten program has paid off"

 

Government's FDK roll-out resulted in centre closures says ADCO Operations Manager

http://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/more-than-expensive-daycare-jury-still-out-on-whether-ontarios-full-day-kindergarten-program-has-paid-off


November 14, 2014--Toronto Star

 

"Child care bill wrong-headed"

 

ADCO Operations Manager Cautions Against Municipal Veto on Child Care Licenses

http://www.thestar.com/opinion/letters_to_the_editors/2014/11/14/childcare_bill_wrong_headed.html


November 10, 2014--CTV News Toronto"Number of affordable day care spots shrinking as fees in GTA tops Canada"ADCO member speaks out about how Government-run FDK put her out of business after 29 yearshttp://toronto.ctvnews.ca/number-of-affordable-daycare-spots-shrinking-as-fees-in-gta-tops-canada-1.2096112


November 6, 2014--Ottawa Citizen

 

"Bill 10 will hurt licensed child care"

 

ADCO Operations Manager Predicts More Licensed Centres Will Close

http://ottawacitizen.com/opinion/letters/letter-bill-10-will-hurt-licensed-childcare


October 27, 2014 --CFRA am, Ottawa

Rob Show Show

ADCO Operations Manager Explains Why Bill 10 Won't Make Children Any Safer

http://www.childcaretoday.ca/files/ae_238.mp3


October 20, 2014--CTV News Kitchener 

"Day Care Centres Shutting Down"

ADCO board member explains how government FDK program is forcing centre closures and limiting parental choice.

http://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=471643


August 30, 2013--Toronto Star"Full-day Kindergarten Forces Closure of Avenue Rd. Day Care"ADCO board member explains how government program undermines the viability of  licensed child care programshttp://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2013/08/30/fullday_kindergarten_forces_closure_of_avenue_rd_daycare.htm


July 23, 2013--CHTV News"Day Care Concerns"ADCO board member helps parents understand the difference between licensed and unlicensed child care.http://www.chch.com/daycare-concerns/


May 22, 2013--TVO's The Agenda with Steve Paikin"Child care in a full-day kindergarten world"ADCO Co-President Wendy Marshall participates in a panel discussion, helping parents understand the difference between licensed child care and the government's school-based kindergarten program.http://ww3.tvo.org/video/191545/child-care-full-day-kindergarten-world


April 12, 2012--QP Briefing"Day Care Spaces No Cure-All: ADCO"ADCO Government Relations Committee Chair explains challenges facing licensed child care programs, as a result of Government's full-day JK/SK initiative.http://qpbriefing.com/day-care-spaces-no-cure-all-adco



 

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