YMCA Northumberland CEO worries about future of daycare in Northumberland

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The YMCA is the largest provider of daycare and after-school programs in Northumberland County.

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As one of the largest daycare providers in Northumberland County, the YMCA offers a unique perspective on the pressures operators face. As we heard last week, the transition to providing $10/day spaces has left many providers wondering if they can stay open.

Eunice Kirkpatrick, CEO of the YMCA Northumberland, gives a candid assessment of the situation from the frontlines. Operating 22 programs in the county, it is the largest non-profit supplier of daycare and before- and after-school programs for kids. If you are a parent, grandparent, or caregiver, you will want to hear what she says in this interview.

Note: For transparency, I am a member of the YMCA in Cobourg. I do not use daycare services.

Originally aired: Feb 9, 2024

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