Ontario Government Building New Child Care Spaces in Pickering

 Province Approves Child Care Retrofit to Glengrove Public School 

 As part of Ontario’s ongoing efforts to build and improve local schools, the province has given Durham District School Board approval to proceed to tender a child care renovation to Glengrove Public School. 

The $500,000 investment will add a new, quality learning environment for the students of Pickering. This project is part of the province’s capital investment program to build more child care spaces for Ontario’s families. 

“The funding for this child care renovation to Glengrove Public School is great news for our community,” said MPP Peter Bethlenfalvy, MPP for Pickering-Uxbridge. “This investment will provide 15 new licensed childcare spaces with flexibility for families and new opportunities for the children of Pickering.” 

Ontario’s investment in new and updated schools will create the foundation for a modern learning environment for thousands of students across the province. 

“From modernizing our curriculum to revitalizing our classrooms and their facilities, we are investing in our students and giving them every tool to achieve their full potential,” said Education Minister Stephen Lecce. “Progress towards the construction of the child care retrofit to Glengrove Public School further demonstrates our government’s historic investment in Ontario’s schools and child cares, as well as our overall commitment to supporting our students and families.” 

 Highlights of the child care renovation include: 

  • 15 new licensed child care spaces. 
  • 1 new child care room. 

Glengrove Public School is located at 1934 Glengrove Road in Pickering. 

Quick Facts: 

  • The Ontario Government is working with school board partners to invest in capital projects that advance safe and accessible learning opportunities for students. 
  • To create new opportunities for Ontario’s families, the government is investing up to $1 billion to create up to 30,000 new child care spaces in schools over five years. 
  • The Ontario Government announced in Budget 2020 that over the next ten years, Ontario is investing $13 billion in capital grants, including allocating $550M in 2020-21 for new schools, additions and major renovations. 
  • This massive investment will build new schools and help existing schools after a decade of closures and maintenance backlog. 
  • Ontario is also providing school boards with a historic $1.4 billion in funding to renew and maintain existing schools. 
  • This funding could be used to replace aging heating or air conditioning systems, repair roofs and windows, and install important accessibility features like elevators and ramps.