Ford Government Green Lights New Child Care Spaces in Dundas

Published on March 12, 2020

March 12, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Ford Government Green Lights New Child Care Spaces in Dundas
Province Approves Child Care Retrofit to St. Augustine Catholic Elementary School

Hamilton - Ontario's government is protecting what matters most by investing in local schools and new childcare spaces.

The province has given Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District Board approval to tender a childcare retrofit to St. Augustine Catholic Elementary School. The $1.3 million investment will add a new, quality learning environment for the children of Dundas. This project is part of the province’s capital investment program to build more childcare spaces for Ontario’s families.

“The funding for this child care retrofit to St. Augustine Catholic Elementary is great news for this community,” said Donna Skelly, MPP for Flamborough-Glanbrook. “This investment will provide choice and flexibility for families and new opportunities for the children of Dundas.”

“From modernizing our curriculum to revitalizing our classrooms and their facilities, we are investing in our students and giving them every tool to achieve their full potential,” said Education Minister Stephen Lecce. “Our financing of the child care retrofit to St. Augustine Catholic Elementary School further demonstrates our government’s historic investment in Ontario’s schools and childcare, as well as our overall commitment to supporting families.”

St. Augustine Catholic Elementary School is located at 25 Alma Street, Dundas.

Highlights of the childcare retrofit include:

• 49 new childcare spaces.
• Three retrofitted childcare rooms.