Contract Awarded For Daycare Program At A Belle River School

The Latchkey Daycare Learning Centre is taking over daycare services at St. John the Baptist Catholic elementary school in Belle River.

It comes after Sonshine Daycare terminated its contract with the Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board, leaving officials in search of another provider.

Latchkey Executive Director Vivian Stajdohar says this is just an expansion of the current program. "We have been at St. John the Baptist since 1992 providing before and after school and now we would expand into infant, toddler and pre-school."

"We are currently working with our program advisor, to expand our license," says Stajdohar. We have put information for the families so that they know we are working to start this in a timely manner."

Stajdohar says with the program expansion, they will be in search for hiring more staff.

She says the "goal" is to take over the daycare services June 30th but that is not definite yet.