The Province announced recently that early learning and child care programs may return to full capacity effective September 1.
After the announcement, programs were informed that the Ministry of Education Operational Guidance During COVID-19 Outbreak – Child Care Re-Opening, Version 3 document will be provided to guide the full re-opening. The document has not been distributed by the Province yet.
Cook’s remains dedicated to providing our service in the safest possible manner for the children and educators. Because of this commitment, it is necessary for Cook’s to plan for our full re-opening carefully. It is important to take the time to review the guidance document when received to ensure every precaution necessary is taken and informed decisions are made.
Will There be a Centre Before & After School Program This Fall?
Unfortunately, a concrete answer cannot be provided until:
- We receive the Province’s guidance document.
- We determine if there are limitations to the service we provide and requirements to satisfy after reviewing the document.
- We receive confirmation from our local health unit and our Ministry licensing body that we are permitted to provide this service.
- The Cook’s board of directors finalize their vote regarding whether or not Cook’s provides this service beginning in September. Centre staff have been consulted in this process.
Decisions of this magnitude require the input of many. As always, Cook’s will inform you about any developments at the earliest convenience.
Your patience and ongoing support are appreciated!