Education department announces funding for daycares, child-care centres to offset costs to parents
Parents who had children enrolled in regulated child-care centres across Newfoundland and Labrador will no longer be on the hook to pay for their children while they're home amid fears over COVID-19.
The province will bear the brunt of the cost at the tune of $4.9 million a month, according to Early Childhood Development Minister Brian Warr.
"It is a big price tag," said Warr when reached by phone Tuesday.
While some centres stopped charging parents, others continued to request payment because they were losing money.