For Immediate Release
October 18, 2001

Lorna Reid
Director, Children's Services
Region of Peel
905-791-7800, Ext. 3811

Child Care Management Plan Identifies Strategies to Improve Current Child Care Service Gaps

(Brampton) -- While families living in Peel Region are fortunate to have a wide variety of quality child care services available to them, the results of a recent consultative study show that the demand for child care service, is greater than the current supply of services.

"When the province transferred responsibilities for the child care service system management to municipalities, we were required to develop a local child care plan to identify current service and service gaps in child care, special needs resourcing and family resource centres" said David Szwarc, Interim Commissioner of Social Services.

Through the process of developing the Region of Peel's Child Care Service Management Plan several issues were identified in the community as 'gaps' in child care services in Peel.

"Community consultations and surveys reviewed such things as current demographics, funding, service levels, growth demands and unmet needs," said Lorna Reid, Director of Children's Services. "The results were developed into strategies aimed at narrowing those identified service gaps in Peel."

Strategies presented in the Child Care Service Management Plan include:

"Some of the strategies identified will result in an increase in service over the next three years in Peel," said Reid. "Children's Services is fully committed to ensuring accessible, high quality services for children and families in Peel Region within the resources available."

For more information on child care programs in Peel Region you can contact Children's Services at 905-791-1585, toll free for long distance areas at 1-888-309-6640, or visit our Web site at

Communication Services, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton, ON L6T 4B9
Phone: 905-791-7800, Fax: 905-791-0595 , e-mail
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