Region to help Oakville, Milton, Burlington healthcare workers with child care

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Published January 5, 2022 at 5:05 pm

Halton Region announced it is working with local child care operators to provide emergency child care to school-aged children of health care and other eligible frontline workers. THIRDMAN PEXELS PHOTO

Halton Region is extending support to health care and other frontline workers in Oakville, Burlington, Milton and Halton Hills in need of child care.

With the Ontario government announcing a move to remote learning on Wednesday, the Region announced it is working with local child care operators to provide emergency child care to school-aged children of health care and other eligible frontline workers.

“Emergency child care will be offered at no cost to eligible parents who may not be able to accommodate their child’s learning or care at home while schools are operating virtually,” the Region said.

Information on childcare providers and how to apply will be posted on halton.ca in the coming days as soon as the Regions confirms the details.

To be eligible for child care free subsidy, you must:

  • Live in Halton Region
  • Be working, training or attending school
  • Have children from birth to 12 years of age in licensed child care programs
  • Be financially eligible for the child care fee subsidy

For a list of who is eligible to receive emergency child care, go to the province’s website at https://www.ontario.ca/laws/regulation/200263#BK8.

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