Emergency Child Care Starting January 4, 2021

Dec 22nd, 2020
By rwhelan
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On Monday, December 21, 2020, the Premier of Ontario announced Safer at Home Restrictions for the next 28 days and ordered a range of time-limited public health actions to help curb the spread of COVID-19. One such action is, starting December 26, 2020, all elementary schools, publicly-funded and private, will be closed for in-person learning. Students enrolled in publicly-funded schools will move to virtual learning for the week of January 4 to January 8.

Child Care will remain open for the duration of the time-limited public health actions. During the time period that the elementary schools are operating virtually (i.e. from January 4 to 8, inclusive) licensed care centres are prohibited from serving school-aged children therefore, the Ministry of Education has implemented Targeted Emergency Child Care (ECC) for School-Aged Children at no cost to eligible parents. A list of those individuals eligible for Emergency Child Care can be found here.

The application to apply for Emergency Child Care in the County of Dufferin is available here.

For any questions, please contact emergencychildcare@dufferincounty.ca or (519) 941-6991 ext. 2204