Licensed Child Care Centres across Ontario to open at Full Capacity, starting September 1

Published on July 30, 2020

The government understands that child care is critical to restarting the economy as more parents return to work - parents will not have to choose between their children or their career.

Child care and early years programs play an integral role in the learning and development of children, and we know how important it is to allow the sector to fully reopen, with strict health and safety guidelines.

Starting September 1st, and to align with our school reopening plan, licensed child care centres across Ontario will be permitted to open at full capacity.

Additionally, EarlyON Child and Family Centres will be permitted to reopen with in-person programming.

Child care and early years programs will operate with additional health and safety procedures in place upon fully reopening. 

The government's commitment to parents is that we will never waver in prioritizing the health and safety of their children.

The Province will continue to follow the advice of the Chief Medical Officer of Health and the COVID-19 Command Table to ensure a safe environment for all children and staff.

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