COVID-19 and Employers
As the regulator for the early childhood education profession, we are keeping a close eye on the COVID-19 situation. We are communicating regularly with government and Registered Early Childhood Educators (RECEs) to share information and provide needed support. We also wish to be helpful to you by sharing resources to assist you in keeping your staff, children and their families safe.
College Updates and Resources
June 12, 2020 – Letter to Minister Lecce on Re-opening Child Care
June 12, 2020 – Statement on the Re-opening of Child Care
As of August 18, 2021, individuals aged 12 or older, as well as youth born in 2009 or earlier, are eligible to book a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine appointment to get their first or second dose through the provincial booking system, their local public health unit, pharmacies, or can walk-in to vaccination clinics across Ontario.
October 21, 2021 – Prime Minister announces standardized Canadian COVID-19 proof of vaccination for travel
April 21, 2021 – $10 a Day Child Care for Canadian Families
November 22, 2021 – COVID-19 Vaccine Bookings to Open For All Children Aged Five to 11
October 5, 2021 – Targeted COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Screening to Keep Students Safe
May 17, 2021 – COVID-19 Vaccine Booking Expanding to Ontarians 18+ Ahead of Schedule. Province Invites All Adults to Schedule Their First Dose Appointment.
April 27, 2021 – Ontario Expands COVID-19 Vaccination Booking to Individuals 45 and Over in Hot Spot Communities. Licensed Child Care Workers Across Ontario Eligible to Book Vaccine Appointments This Week
April 7, 2021 – Ontario Enacts Provincial Emergency and Stay-at-Home Order
April 1, 2021 – Ontario Implements Provincewide Emergency Brake
March 5, 2021 – Ontario Ready to Rollout Phase Two of COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan. Reach out to your local public health unit for more information about eligibility and scheduling an appointment: https://www.phdapps.health.gov.on.ca/phulocator/.
February 26, 2021 – Ontario Takes Action to Support Working Families and Improve Child Care
February 7, 2021 – Ontario Expands Emergency Child Care to More Frontline Workers
September 11, 2020 – Ontario Launches COVID-19 School and Licensed Child Care-specific Web Page
September 3, 2020 – Governments Extend Child Care Funding to Support Working Parents
August 7, 2020 – Historic Agreement Delivers Over $230 Million for Child Care
Government of Canada’s Guidance Documents – check regularly for updates
Government of Ontario Provides Employers with Workplace Safety Guidelines – check regularly for updates
Ontario Government’s Webpage on COVID-19 – check regularly for updates
COVID PPE HELP Network for personal protective needs
The Hanen Centre’s Childcare After COVID-19: Balancing Precautions While Building Interactions