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COVID-19 Resources for Parents and Families

​As the regulator for the early childhood education profession, we are keeping a close eye on the developing COVID-19 situation. We are communicating regularly with Registered Early Childhood Educators (RECEs) to share information and provide needed support. We also wish to be helpful to you.

College Updates

The College is regularly communicating through its social media channels. Please follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn for regular updates.

January 5, 2022 – Letter to the Minister of Education and Minister of Health on COVID-19 Health and Safety Measures for Child Care

Government Announcements

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.

Federal Announcements:

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

Provincial Announcements:

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

August 17, 2021 – Ontario Makes COVID-19 Vaccination Policies Mandatory for High-Risk Settings. Province to Begin Offering Third Doses of COVID-19 Vaccines to Most Vulnerable Ontarians

May 21, 2021 – COVID-19 Vaccine Booking Expanding to Youth 12+ Ahead of Schedule

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 19, 2021 – Ontario Safely Expands Age Eligibility for AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine to 40+

April 15, 2021 – Ontario Announces Emergency Child Care for Critical Frontline Workers

April 14, 2021 – Ontario Highlights Innovative Child and Youth Mental Health Service

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

January 12, 2021 – Ontario Declares Second Provincial Emergency to Address COVID-19 Crisis and Save Lives

November 30, 2020 – Ontario Providing Additional Financial Support for Young Learners

October 1, 2020 – Ontario Revises COVID-19 Screening Guidance for Schools and Child Care

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