Childcare options for school-aged kids


For anyone panicking over childcare next week, there are options.

After the Ontario government issued the province-wide lockdown, it meant in-school child-care programs were suspended until Jan. 11 at the earliest, leaving care between Jan. 4 and 8 up in the air. Licensed child-care centres and home-based child-care remain open.

Municipal officials remind people the Ministry of Education has implemented a targeted emergency child-care program for school-aged children, at no cost to eligible parents, from Jan. 4-8.

For more information on emergency child-care locations, a list of eligible workers, and further information on how the province-wide lockdown impacts childcare, visit the municipal municipal website.


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