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Mar

COVID-19 policies create child-care crunch for essential workers

EXCERPTS Despite the global COVID-19 pandemic, babies are still being born and Toronto labour room nurse Marianne Ryan, 38, is needed at work. But her daycare is closed and she is scrambling to find appropriate care for...
18
Mar

Some empty daycare centres continue to charge parents amid COVID-19 closures

EXCERPTS A North York parent says she was shocked to learn she will have to pay daycare charges even though she has to look after her two small boys herself. Stephanie Coelho got a notice from her daycare that said it...
18
Mar

Hundreds of GTA childcare centres to close amid effort to curb pandemic

EXCERPTS Hundreds of childcare facilities in the Greater Toronto Area will be closed for the next three weeks, following Thursday’s decision by the province to shut all publicly funded schools until April and a...
18
Mar

YMCA to cancel March Break camps, child care starting Tuesday

McNabb Street Child Care Site and March Break Camp will be open Monday, March 16 in order to provide families with 24 hours to find alternative care EXCERPTSThe Sault Ste. Marie YMCA released...
18
Mar

What about our kids? Thousands of parents, daycare operators want all sites shut down

EXCERPTS More than 3,000 parents, early childhood educators and daycare operators across Ontario are urging the provincial government to “provide a clear public health directive” that all child-care programs should...
18
Mar

Quebec to close all schools, daycares for at least two weeks in bid to contain coronaviru

EXCERPTS Quebec is closing all daycares, schools, colleges and universities for at least two weeks, sending 2 million students and younger children home in an attempt to avoid wide community spread of the novel...
18
Mar

Play in the time of coronavirus

Authors: Tim Gill and Penny Wilson The lives of parents and caregivers around the world are being turned upside down. But amidst all the fear, stress and uncertainty, children of all ages will want – and need – to play...
17
Mar

Open letter to Canada’s Premiers - Early learning and Child care planning COVID-19

EXCERPTED March 16, 2020 Open Letter to Canada’s Premiers -- Early Learning and Child Care Planning COVID-19:
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Mar

MPP Doly Begum: Ensuring child care is not left behind in Ontario’s response to COVID-19

EXCERPTED A patchwork approach won’t work. We need a plan from the Ford government for ALL child care providers to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic, including community-based programs and home child...
17
Mar

AECEO Statement on COVID-19

EXCERPTED As the professional association for Registered Early Childhood Educators in Ontario, the AECEO is deeply concerned about the health and well-being of early childhood educators as the COVID-19 situation unfolds...

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