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August 31, 2017
Kingston Road East Early Learning and Child Care Centre officially opens in Scarborough
At a ceremony today, Mayor John Tory, along with Councillor Gary Crawford (Ward 36 Scarborough Southwest), officially opened the Kingston Road East Early Learning & Child Care Centre in the southeast area of the city.

"Child care centres are so important to the people of Toronto. The Kingston Road East Early Learning and Child Care Centre will serve families in the Scarborough Village neighbourhood where there is a higher density of apartments and more single-parent households,” said Mayor Tory. “Part of my job is to make sure that children get the care they need and that Toronto parents have help and support to work and raise their families.”

Kingston Road East Early Learning & Child Care Centre is licensed to serve 54 children, including infants, toddlers and preschoolers. The two-storey space, located within the Orchard Grove Co-op, boasts open and bright spaces with high ceilings and large windows. The outdoor play area was created with dedicated spaces designed according to the developmental needs of each age group.

"The opening of this centre represents the City of Toronto's commitment to providing families with access to high-quality child care," said Councillor Crawford. "When families have access to quality child care, it allows them to pursue educational and employment opportunities that not only benefit their own families, but our communities and the city as a whole."

The Children's Services Division directly operates 54 child care centres through Toronto Early Learning & Child Care Centre Services (TELCCS) which provides care for over 2,800 children daily. TELCCS is committed to providing fully inclusive children's programs that support the health, well-being and learning of every child in care.

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