Sylvan Learning widens its doors during the municipal strike offering childcare at its GTA centres



    TORONTO, June 24 /CNW/ - With Toronto municipal workers off the job and
the city's daycares and camps closed, many parents are scrambling to find care
services for their children. Beginning this Friday, June 26th, Sylvan Learning
- a leading provider of in-centre and live, online tutoring - is offering
full-day and half-day sessions of combined childcare and educational services
at its GTA centres for children over 5 years of age. The service is available
on first come-first serve basis at a cost of $20 per hour. Parents can visit
www.educate.com to find the GTA Sylvan Learning Centre closest to them.
    Themed activities will be arranged for children in areas such as reading,
math, writing and arts and crafts that will help keep their mental muscles
working during the municipal strike. Not only will children be supervised by
certified teachers from the Ontario College of Teachers at Sylvan Centres, but
they will be able to continue using the skills and knowledge that was learned
in the classroom during the school year.
    "We understand that many parents are in a serious dilemma right now due
to the municipal strike in Toronto," says Jamie Fraser, Executive Director,
Sylvan Learning. "So we've arranged for additional teachers to be present at
our GTA centres, allowing us to accommodate more students during this time to
help parents in a bind. Space is limited, so parents should call us as soon as
possible to book a space for their child."

    Hours and rates

    Sylvan Learning Centres are offering daytime educational hours Monday to
Friday, in full-day sessions from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., and half-day
sessions from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. and from 12:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Space is available on first come-first serve basis. There will be a lunch
break for children who attend the full-day session, and children are required
to bring their own lunch and snacks. Daytime educational services at Sylvan
Learning Centres are available at a cost of $20 per hour.

    Locations

    There are six Sylvan Learning Centres in the GTA offering daytime
educational services during the municipal strike:

    
    -   Scarborough
        2495 Eglinton Ave. East
        416-266-1870

    -   North Scarborough
        3300 Midland Ave.
        Suite 201
        416-293-4138

    -   Beaches, Toronto
        2126 1/2 Queen Street East
        416-691-8811

    -   Sylvan Learning Centre North Toronto
        3370 Yonge Street
        416-487-2875

    -   Sylvan Rosedale - Sylvan Learning Centre
        1027 Yonge Street
        Suite 210
        416-924-READ/7323

    -   Etobicoke
        56 Aberfoyle Crescent
        Suite 120
        416-236-2553
    

    About Sylvan Learning

    Sylvan Learning is a leading provider of in-centre and live, online
tutoring to students of all ages, grades and skill levels. For more than 27
years, Sylvan has helped more than two million students learn to read, write,
calculate and organize themselves to reach their potential inside and outside
of the classroom. Sylvan's trained and certified personal instructors provide
individual instruction in reading, writing, mathematics, study skills and
preparation for exams and tests. Sylvan helps transform unique kids into
uniquely inspired learners with the skills to do better in school and the
confidence to do better in everything else. For more information, visit
www.educate.com.





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