Province offering free child care for children of front-line workers
Published April 15, 2021 at 5:41 pm
The Province has announced a new child care program for front-line workers.
Starting April 19, front-line workers who otherwise wouldn’t have access to child care will be able to access free emergency child care for school-aged children.
The decision comes after the Province elected to move all students—elementary and secondary schools—to online learning to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
According to the Province, the service is intended to help those who have continued to work and perform critical jobs throughout the pandemic.
“Our government is once again stepping up to provide health care and other frontline workers with access to emergency child care as they continue to work around the clock in our fight against COVID-19,” Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, said in a news release.
“Doing so will allow these frontline workers to perform their duties knowing that their children are safe and in good hands,” he continued. “Child care is an absolutely critical part of our fight against COVID-19, and will be key to our economic recovery.”