Province expanding free child care to more frontline workers in Mississauga and Brampton this week
The province has announced that beginning this Tuesday, February 9, it will extend its free emergency child care to additional frontline workers in Peel, Toronto, and York Region.
Construction workers working on essential projects that have been permitted to continue during the provincial shutdown, as well as transit workers who are unable to work remotely, are now on the eligible list of workers.
The extended child care will come into effect exactly a week before students in these regions are set to return to classrooms on Tuesday, February 16.
“For working families around the province, this means that they will be able to return to work knowing their child’s learning and development is continuing in classrooms safely, with new measures in place to protect students and staff,” said Minister of Education Stephen Lecce.
“Learning in class, alongside friends and teachers, is crucial for the mental health, development, and long-term success of students.”
The province says access to emergency child care services in Peel, Toronto, and York will end on Friday, February 12 as students return to class the following week.
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