June 12, 2015 - Local families with children up to 12-years-old who are not currently attending a City of Thunder Bay Child Care Centre are invited to give input into a review of the City's child care operations through a Child Care Survey. 

Earlier this year, City Council formed a Task Force on City-operated Child Care to review the City's current child care operations in its four City-operated Child Care Centres (Grace Remus, Algoma, Ogden and Woodcrest) and licensed Private Home Child Care Program. The Child Care Survey results will be used by the Task Force in this review. 

"Our priority is the children's wellbeing and that they get the best child care services possible based on their family's needs," said Task Force Member and Children's Advocate Councillor Frank Pullia. "It is essential that we understand our community's current and emerging child care needs prior to identifying options to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the City's Child Care Centres and Programs. This survey is one of many tools and information sources that we will be using to help us understand these needs."

After completing their review, the Task Force will make recommendations to City Council on options for the City to consider for improving efficiency and effectiveness in providing high-quality child care to the community.

The Child Care survey is available until Sunday, June 28 at thunderbay.ca/childcare


Contact:  Leah Bayly, Acting Supervisor - Community Programs (Children & Youth) at 625-2416 or lbayly@thunderbay.ca