Bruce County expresses appreciation to licensed child care providers for providing targeted emergency child care for school-aged children of first responders, health care professionals, and other eligible workers.
Beginning January 4, 2021, licensed child care providers across Bruce County have provided targeted emergency child care for 125 school-age children, in addition to providing ongoing care to infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.
On January 20, 2021 the Chief Medical Officer of Health determined that students in the Grey Bruce Public Health Unit region can return to in-person instruction in schools on January 25, 2021. As such, emergency child care programs for school age children in Bruce County will end on January 22, 2021, and before/after school programs may resume their usual operations on January 25, 2021.
Bruce County Warden Janice Jackson states, “Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, licensed child care providers in Bruce County have proactively responded to the needs of families. The willingness and collaboration of the dedicated child care educators in Bruce County who provided this important care to eligible families is very much appreciated.”
Across Bruce County there are 38 licensed child programs, along with 19 licensed home child care providers through the Bruce County Home Child Care Program, who provide high-quality, accessible, and inclusive care for children.
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