Tender awarded for Long-Awaited Aldborough Public School Child Care CentrePublished on November 05, 2021
WEST ELGIN—Jeff Yurek, MPP for Elgin Middlesex-London, is thrilled to announce that work will soon get underway on a $3.9-million Child Care Centre and EarlyON Child and Family Centre at Aldborough Public School in Rodney. Construction is expected to begin in Spring 2022 with a projected opening in January 2023.
“I am very pleased that families in western Elgin finally have access to additional licensed childcare options in their home community,” said Jeff Yurek, MPP. “The addition of these spaces represents a host of new opportunities for both parents and children at a time when access to childcare has never been more important.”
The Child Care Centre will provide licensed child care for 10 infants, 15 toddlers, and 24 preschoolers. In addition, there will be a Family Age Group of 15 children that will provide child care for multi-aged children to meet the unique rural child care needs in the community.
“This is a great announcement for West Elgin,” said Mayor Duncan McPhail. “On behalf of council I would like to thank MPP Yurek, the Ministry of Education, and TVDSB as this project has been one of council’s top priorities this term. It is an excellent example of that is possible when all levels of government are able to work together for the benefit of those we represent.”
The EarlyON Child and Family Centre will offer families programs and services that promote early learning and development and provide referrals to specialized services. Children will have access to play- and inquiry-based learning opportunities.
The child care centre will be operated by Dutton Co-Operative Child Care Centre, while the EarlyON Child and Family Centre will be operated by Tiny Tots Co-Operative Nursery School.