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$10spot for 10spots: Children's Circle Infant Room
$110 raised
0% of $75k goal
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4 Years running
Please help us by donating to build 10 desperately needed licensed infant spots in our community. Children's Circle Daycare is a special place providing safe and affordable care where children are encouraged to learn, create, be active and have fun!
Please help us by donating to build 10 desperately needed licensed infant spots in our community.

Children's Circle Daycare is an independent, non-profit charitable organization based in the Riverdale community in downtown Toronto. Our philosophy is to provide a caring, safe and affordable program where children are encouraged to learn, create, be active and have fun in a positive environment.

In order to ensure the long-term future of the daycare, we have been planning to build an infant room (to care for 12- to 18-month-old children) to increase the number of infant spaces available in our community, and allow for working parents to have integrated care for all of their children.
Last year, the daycare applied for funding from the City of Toronto to renovate the daycare and build a room to accommodate up to 10 infants. We were pleased when we were initially approved for a grant for $75,000 to build an infant room. We were set to begin construction on July 11th of this year. However, on June 17th, 2013, less than four weeks prior to our construction date, City staff told us for the first time that they would not give us the funding for our infant room unless we agreed to stop providing before-and-after school care to junior and senior kindergarten children.

The Board is not comfortable with the City’s demands and is not prepared to accept them. The Board believes that working parents have enough challenges without adding more daycare pickups and drop-offs, meal preparation and daycare coordination to their to-do lists. The Board also believes that parental choice is a value that should be part of any daycare system. As a result, the Board is seriously considering the possibility of building the infant room without the City’s funding.

Please help us by donating to build these 10 desperately needed licensed infant spots in our community.

Please note: In the event that a portion of the grant is released by the City any monies raised will still be used to offset the costs of the infant room which is estimated to be $30-40,000 higher than the original grant amount or other capital improvements for Children's Circle.
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