Haliburton County can expect increasing wages for early childhood educators and other child care professionals in the area.

For a second straight year, Ontario is providing a dollar per hour increase for licensed child care settings. If you’re a home child care provider you will get an additional ten-dollar per day increase if you qualify.

The Province believes this wage increase will help close the wage gap between Registered Early Childhood Educators in the public education system and workers in licensed child care programs. The wage may also recruit and retain highly skilled child care professionals.

Both increases will be in effect by January 2016.