Parents whose children require enhanced support workers at daycare facilities in Haliburton County may find their children receive less time time with those workers this fall.
Marg Cox is executive director of Point in Time the local social services agency that co-ordinates the provision of enhanced workers at the Ontario Early Years Centre in Minden and Wee Care in Haliburton.
Cox said the change is not a result of a drop in funding for enhanced support workers but rather because of an increased demand for the services.
“We’ve had more requests for children who require additional supports” Cox told the paper. “Some people have had their support hours reduced. This year has been unusual.”
Point in Time receives its funding through the City of Kawartha Lakes which is the consolidated social services and housing manager for both the city and Haliburton County. That funding ultimately comes from the Ministry of Education which determines allocations through an evidence-based funding formula.
“We’ve been very pleased with the level of support they’ve been able to provide us” Cox said.