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Mar

Alberta government to reopen 15,000 childcare spaces for core service workers

EXCERPTS The Alberta government says they will begin reopening select licenced childcare centers to help the support the province’s core service workers. In a press release issued today the province indicates they are...
23
Mar

Coronavirus Australia: medical certificate needed for childcare subsidy if children kept home

Childcare centres exempt from gatherings ban but many parents have decided to keep children at home EXCERPTED The federal government says parents will still be able to access childcare...
23
Mar

Okanagan daycare supporting essential service providers amid COVID-19

Vernon’s Maven Lane has closed its doors to all other members as of 5:30 p.m. March 20 EXCERPTED A Vernon daycare has closed its doors to all members except for those who are essential...
23
Mar

Public health emergency declared in Yukon over COVID-19

Territory says the declaration will allow for quicker response to virus. EXCERPTED The Yukon is now under a public health emergency. The territory’s chief medical officer of health made the...
22
Mar

Opinion: It's 'unethical' to keep B.C. child care facilities open during the COVID-19 pandemic

EXCERPTED Letter to the editor: This letter is for anyone willing to listen and care about young children and child care workers. As of Wednesday, March 18, 2020, child care programs across the province of BC remain...
22
Mar

Sask, NDP calls for blanket child care closures, support for parents amid COVID-19 pandemic

EXCERPTED SASKATOON -- The Saskatchewan NDP wants the province to close all child care centres immediately to stymie the spread of COVID-19 and to provide financial support for employees of these centres during the...
22
Mar

Province supports child care providers during COVID-19 response

EXCERPTED The British Columbia government is taking steps to support the child care sector while ensuring parents who must work during the COVID-19 pandemic continue to have access to child care, with new funding for...
22
Mar

COVID-19 shut down B.C. schools — so why are daycares still open?

B.C. considers childcare an essential service, leaving daycares open while schools stop classroom instruction EXCERPTED Childcare centres and workers across B.C. are questioning the safety of...
22
Mar

Ontario to open select child care centres across the province

EXCERPTEDProvince Takes Steps to Ensure Frontline Staff Can Continue to WorkOntario to Open Select Child Care Centres across the Province March 22, 2020 11:51 A.M. Ministry of Education
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Mar

Minister Warr announces financial supports for child care sector

EXCERPTED Education and Early Childhood Development March 22, 2020 The Honourable Brian Warr, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development, today announced financial supports for families, regulated child care...

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