The Ministry of Education recognizes that increasing operating pressures may lead to increases in child care fees. To support improved wages for the licensed child care workforce, affordability for families, and to address potential fee increases, the Ministry of Education will provide the municipality with funding to support licensed child care staff earning less than $14/hour as of December 31st, 2017.
The objective of Fee Stabilization Support (FSS) funding is to increase wages and stabilize licensed child care fees in Ontario. All licensed child care centres and home child care agencies that opened before July 1, 2018 are eligible to apply for this funding, regardless of auspice or current purchase of service status with the County of Simcoe.
For more information about Fee Stabilization Support funding, please contact Samantha Zuercher at 705-722-3132 ext. 1538 or by email at Samantha.Zuercher@Simcoe.ca