Premier Doug Ford announced today that all schools in Ontario will remain closed until at least May 4th and that, “As these dates come closer, this decision will be re-evaluated based on public health advice. The closure may be extended if necessary, to protect the health and safety of students, families and staff”.
Further, “Private schools, licensed child care centres and EarlyON programs will also remain closed until April 13, according to the Declaration of Emergency, which only allows closures to be extended for one 14-day period at a time. Select centres designated to support frontline health care workers and first responders will remain open”
Updated Information on Financial Support for Child Care and Early Years Workers Relating to Covid-19
(Provided by the Association of Early Childhood Educators, Ontario)
As this public health emergency unfolds, we know many educators and early years staff have questions related to work and financial support. With available information changing day by day we have updated our resources to reflect the best information we can gather at this time. Find those resources HERE. Currently we are awaiting more information about the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) and will be updating with more information about the 75% Federal Wage Subsidy as it becomes available from Canada.ca.