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21
May

Ontario to keep all schools closed through the end of June

EXCERPTS Ontario schools will remain closed to in-class instruction this academic year even as the government moves to restart parts of the economy, with plans to open daycares and day camps later in the summer.
20
May

Safety first when children return to school

A field trip diary in Lao Cai province by Rana Flowers, UNICEF Representative in Viet Nam EXCERPTS Since early February, all schools across Viet Nam have been closed due to COVID-19, which...
20
May

COVID-19 fact sheet: Supporting licensed early learning and child care programs

EXCERPTSChild care is essential The Office of the Chief Public Health Officer (OCPHO) is recommending early learning and child care programs in the NWT stay open during the COVID-19 public health emergency wherever...
20
May

Operations: Licensing and inspections for early learning programs

EXCERPTSCan licensed early learning and child care programs that operate in school buildings remain open even though schools have closed? Early learning and child care programs that operate in school buildings across...
20
May

Can children transmit the new coronavirus to other people?

EXCERPTS Over the last few weeks, there have been conflicting news reports about the ability of children to transmit the new coronavirus.  This is in part understandable, as the knowledge we have about the new...
20
May

N.S. daycares, businesses prepare to reopen while waiting for government plan

EXCERPTED HALIFAX -- There may not be an official plan in place for reopening Nova Scotia’s economy just yet, but businesses like Tim Hortons are already getting ready for how they will operate post-pandemic. "We...
20
May

Act now: Re-imagining early childhood education and care in Ireland

Excerpted from introduction The current pandemic has highlighted weaknesses in our social systems in general, and in Early Childhood Education and Care [ECEC] in particular. Closure of early childhood provision has left...
20
May

Opinion: Without child care, there’s no recovery

EXCERPTS I kept thinking about Australia as I read this essay about the coming wipeout of American child care providers. “Child care providers operate on razor-thin margins with very little cash reserves,” write Lauren...
20
May

Lack of child care could keep some Sask. parents home during reopening plan

'Parents are not going to be able to participate in that reopening in the same way': expert EXCERPTS As reactions pour in after the Saskatchewan government announced its five-phase plan for...
20
May

Child care restrictions preventing some from going back to work as economy reopens

EXCERPTS TORONTO -- As provinces begin the slow process of reopening the economy, a continued freeze on most child care services is shedding light on what experts describe as a child care crisis, one that is preventing...

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