Big Box kids

Globe and Mail
Billie Carroll, Roberts Creek, B.C.

Big Box childcare comes with all the detrimental elements of Big Box anything (Playing For Profit: The New Face Of Daycare – Dec. 13). With the emphasis on making profit, how can this fit with our community values of giving our children the best care and educational experiences in their critical learning years?

The collapse of Australia’s ABC Development Learning Centre, with its 1,100 daycares, shows the disastrous outcome of corporate-run centres. Our education ministers need to take the initiative to keep the Big Boxes out and build a publicly accountable child-care system.