N.B. working to get children of essential services workers in daycare during state of emergency

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More than 1,100 New Brunswick families are looking for childcare spaces during the provincial state of emergency, officials say.
The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development says there are 2,755 emergency childcare spaces in 67 facilities across the province, and as of Thursday there were 1,774 children in need of a space.
So far 521 of those children have been assigned to a space, deputy minister George Daley said in a teleconference with reporters Friday.
“So we still have a significant amount of work to do,” Daley said.