The Quebec government recently launched a call for projects to create 4,359 new subsidized places in educational childcare services across the province. Of this number, 274 are in Montérégie, including 50 in Longueuil. At the same time, 2,349 subsidized spaces are currently being developed in the Montérégie region.
Family Minister Mathieu Lacombe announced the new call for projects at the beginning of October, reaffirming his commitment to absorb the deficit of places and to move to a state of equilibrium.
“Educational childcare services not only help develop the full potential of our toddlers, but also allow parents to contribute to the Quebec economy,” said the Minister. In this difficult period for the Quebec economy, it is therefore essential to develop these places quickly. ”
“We know how complex it can sometimes be to find a place in a day care center near you,” added the Minister responsible for Montérégie Simon Jolin-Barrette. The needs are many and it is important for the government to support families. This is excellent news for parents and children in the Montérégie region. ”
The Ministry specifies that among the 4,359 places announced, 2,500 had been announced in the last 2019-2020 budget and 1,849 places had been granted in recent years but had not been created, either because they had been returned voluntarily by applicants or because they had been recovered by the Ministry.
Interested applicants have until January 15, 2021 to submit a project.