The Association québécoise des centres de la petite enfance (AQCPE) recommends that the government converts non-subsidized private daycares into Childcare Centres (mostly known as CPE in French), which would prevent them from remaining private.
According to the AQCPE, “it would be logical to follow the path of the adoption of bill no. 1, by prioritizing CPEs for the development of new places, thus converting private daycares into CPEs”, indicates the press release.
The AQCPE believes this transformation priority will allow all families wishing to get a quality place to do so.
The association suggests to get inspired from the process already established for organizations wishing to develop new places for the conversion process.
Several criteria are taken into account, including the quality assessment, complaints, statements of offence and assessment of the financial situation to determine whether or not a non-subsidized private daycare can be eligible for the change.
“The Minister of Families has several tools in order to ensure the organizations, which would now be subsidized by the State, are adequate from all points of view, and that the work toward quality improvement is indeed possible” said via press release President of AQCPE’s Board of Directors, Hélène Gosselin.” (J.B./IJL)