CAQ promises to free up 50,000 daycare spots by putting kids in preschool early

Letting children start government-funded pre-kindergarten at age four would mean more openings at public daycares, said CAQ leader François Legault.

Letting children start government-funded pre-k at age 4 would mean more openings at public daycares

CAQ leader François Legault made the announcement at a campaign event on the South Shore on Saturday. (Radio-Canada)

The Coalition Avenir Québec announced a plan Saturday to free up 50,000 daycare spots by making government-funded pre-kindergarten available to children as of age four.

During a campaign event in Boucherville, CAQ leader François Legault said that by putting kids in public preschool sooner, thousands of daycare spaces would open up.

Legault spoke at a rally on Montreal's South Shore in Montarville, a riding now held by the CAQ.

He said the policy could come into effect as early as 2019 and that a similar policy is already in operation in Ontario.

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