Quebec's family minister has announced the expansion of a registration service that will allow parents to use a website or their phone to register children for a wide variety of daycare services. is aimed at making the registration process easier for parents who often scramble to put their children on multiple waiting lists simultaneously to be assured of a spot.  Quebec is investing money to expand the service, which currently groups together about 80 daycares from Montreal, and the Trois-Rivieres area.

There's a shortage of space in the $7-a-day network despite Quebec's promise to add 5,000 spaces in Greater Montreal by next year.

"Thousands of families are looking for places in $7 daycare and many have been waiting for a long time," said the Cooperative Enfance Famille, which runs the website.