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Emergency Child Care - January 2021

​On Monday, December 21, the Premier of Ontario announced Safer at Home Restrictions for the next 28 days and ordered a range of time-limited public health actions to help curb the spread of COVID-19. On January 7, the closure of all elementary schools, publicly-funded and private, for in-person learning was extended, with students enrolled in publicly-funded schools moving to virtual learning from January 4  until February 10, 2021. 

With direction from the Ministry of Education, the County of Simcoe is collaborating with local system stake​holders to facilitate access to targeted Emergency Child Care that will support eligible parents of school-aged children, at no cost to eligible parents and has been expanded to January 4 to February 10, 2021. ​

For a revised list  of eligible workers​ as of January 11, 2021, click HERE. ​

The County of Simcoe Children Services has made a local decision to deem the following education workers eligible for Emergency Child Care application for the period January 11 to February 10, 2021.

  • Educators (DECE, Teachers) who are facilitating virtual learning from home or from a school setting
  • Education workers who are actively supporting students, virtually from home or in school settings
  • Program and facilities staff of school boards who are required to be working in school settings

An updated list of eligible essential workers is forthcoming from the Province of Ontario.  ​

If you are an eligible parent of a school-aged child looking to apply for Emergency Child Care, please click HERE to access the online Child Care Fee Subsidy Application and choose Emergency Child Care as your reason for service. ​

Locations for Emergency Child Care have been updated as of January 20​, 2021​. Please click HERE​​​​​​ for details. Once an application​ is approved, eligible families will be required to register with the Child Care organization prior to the child's first day in care.   

For more information, please ​contact Heather St.​ Germain at heather.stgermain@simcoe.ca