Proposal 33 : Reform the funding of CPEs (Centre de petite enfance – early childhood centre) and child daycare centres.

Reform the funding of CPEs (Centre de petite enfance – early childhood centre) and child daycare centres.

Do away with the system of directly funding CPEs and administration by CPEs of funding for child daycare centres. Offer financial assistance directly to parents by reducing their salary deductions. A parent who wishes to stay home may receive a reimbursement only if the other parent is working and if the parent living at home is not a welfare recipient.

This program will enable all parents to use, or not use, the services of a child daycare centre of their choice, at all times. Verification of service quality will continue to be the government’s responsibility.