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More financial support to help relaunch Alberta’s child care sector

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Licenced child care programs across Alberta are getting an $87 million federal funding boost this fall to ensure children and staff are safe throughout the on-going COVID-19 pandemic.

According to a media release from the Government of Canada, $15 million has already been handed out this month with $109 going to each approved child care space.

Two further payments, one in October and one in November will provide an additional $200 per approved child care space, plus another $2,500 per licenced program or approved agency, per month.

The grants will help child care operators buy more cleaning supplies, safety equipment and any other supplies to comply with health guidelines, without increasing fees for parents.

As of Sept. 11th, there are 2,370 daycares, out-of-school programs and preschools open in Alberta with a total of 50,202 children enrolled.

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Sam Borsato

I started my radio career in 2015, shortly after graduating from Lethbridge College. I have a very strong passion for local news.

Proudly born in 1994, I grew up most of my life in Sylvan Lake, AB and I’ve lived in the Lethbridge since 2012. I’m a below average golfer on a good day, I take as many hiking trips to Waterton as possible in the summer and I love my two cats, Outlaw and Jynx, and my dog, Maverick, more than most people I know.

I look forward to providing accurate, timely news coverage in southern Alberta for plenty of years to come!

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