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22
Mar

Daycare compensation package coming for parents still paying child care fees

EXCERPTED A solution is coming soon for parents whose children cannot attend daycare, yet still have to pay their regular fees. The Department of Education has been working on the details of a daycare compensation...
22
Mar

Toronto to offer free, 24-7 childcare for essential workers after Ontario gives go-ahead

EXCERPTED TORONTO -- Ontario will open emergency child care centres during the COVID-19 pandemic to free up front-line essential service employees, who are battling the deadly virus that has infected hundreds in the...
22
Mar

New educational and financial supports for Islanders

EXCERPTED: Today, the Province of Prince Edward Island announced supports for early learning centres, learning opportunities for Island students and financial relief for post-secondary provincial loans, as well as an...
22
Mar

Toronto planning free, 24-7 emergency child care for essential workers

EXCERPTED Help is on the way if you are an essential worker in Toronto scrambling to find care for young children in the wake of Ontario’s order to shutter daycares and schools to slow the spread of COVID-19. The City...
21
Mar

Nurseries will close without more support during coronavirus

Early Years Alliance says government’s protective measures do not go far enough EXCERPTS Thousands of nurseries are set to close unless the government provides more financial support to...
21
Mar

Parents with these jobs can continue to send their children to school

The government has released a full list of workers deemed "essential" to the COVID-19 response. EXCERPTED Many schools are shutting their gates until further notice as the government ramps up...
21
Mar

Child care options for health workers and other pandemic response worker

EXCERPTS The Government of Saskatchewan is re-purposing child care facilities in schools to provide child care services to support staff in health care and other employees who are delivering services related to the...
21
Mar

All schools to close from Friday; GCSE and A-level exams cancelled – UK Covid-19, as it happened

EXCERPTED All UK schools will close immediately to staff and most pupils from Friday afternoon until further notice. Wales was first to announce the measure, followed closely by Scotland and Northern Ireland, before the...
21
Mar

Manitoba health-care workers want action on child-care promise

Essential workers to keep working through COVID-19 pandemic as most daycares close Friday EXCERPTS With more daycares set to close in Manitoba Friday, health-care workers expected to work...
21
Mar

Compassion required in child-care crunch

EXCERPTED It won’t be like a snow day, that’s for sure. As part of the response to the COVID-19 crisis, the province has moved to close licensed daycares as of the end of this week. That, in addition to schools in the...

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