Halton Region offering emergency child care to eligible health-care workers

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Published April 16, 2021 at 3:49 pm

Halton Region recently announced that they will be offering emergency child care to eligible health-care and frontline workers as a response to the province’s decision to move all Ontario students to remote learning.

In partnership with the Ministry of Education and select operators in Burlington, Georgetown, Milton and Oakville, Halton Region will be providing these emergency child care services.

Beginning Monday, April 19, spaces will be available for eligible health-care and frontline workers with children ages four to 12 who are registered for school in Halton.

“Our health-care and frontline workers continue to make significant sacrifices to respond to the pandemic and keep our community safe, “said Halton Regional Chair Gary Carr.

“We will keep doing whatever it takes to make sure that these critical workers are supported throughout this time. I want to thank our Children Services team, the Province and all of our partners for working to ensure that these workers have access to child care services while elementary schools are closed to in-person learning.”

These emergency child care spaces will be fully funded by the Province to eligible health-care and frontline workers.

Residents are reminded that child care for infants up to four years of age will remain open.

Eligible workers who would like to apply for emergency child care, may do so here. Spaces are limited and will be filled in the order of the applications that are received.

Those who have previously applied for targeted emergency child care will need to reapply.

For more details, click here or call 311.

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