Kathleen Wynne promises free daycare for preschool children

Ontario’s Liberal government says it plans to fund free child care for thousands of kids across the province starting in 2020.

The program is estimated to cost $2.2 billion.

 Premier Kathleen Wynne announced the initiative this morning, a day before the government is set to unveil its final provincial budget before a June election.

The child care initiative is the latest in a string of big-ticket spending announcements the government has made in the run up to the budget.In Ontario, kids are eligible for junior kindergarten in the calendar year they turn four, and senior kindergarten the year they turn five.