County set to receive provincial funding for additional child care spaces

$1.49 million will support 49 spaces at London Bridge Child Care Services facility on Oak Ave.

The County of Lambton has been approved to provide $1.49 million in provincial funding to support the addition of 49 new child care spaces at London Bridge Child Care Service’s Oak Ave Early Childhood Learning Centre in Sarnia.

The funding, which was announced through the Ministry of Education’s Community-Based Early Years and Child Care Capital Program, will result in the new child care spaces opening in late 2020.

“The County of Lambton is pleased to work with the Ministry of Education and London Bridge Child Care to invest in the addition and operation of these new child care spaces, which will help meet a well-established need in our community,” said Lambton County Warden Bill Weber.

Angela Woodburn and Charlene Grainger are co-executive directors of London Bridge Child Care Services.

“London Bridge Child Care Services welcomes this opportunity to continue our partnership with the County of Lambton and the Ministry of Education,” they said in a joint release. “The addition of spaces will increase access to early care and education that is committed to nurturing the curious minds and kind hearts of those in our community.

The County of Lambton acts as the Consolidated Municipal Service Manager for the provincially licensed child care system in Lambton County.

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