08/04/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 08/04/2020 09:27
Island children and families will regain access to child care in September, including before and after school programs.
Beginning September 1, all 152 early learning and child care centres across the Island will begin operating at full capacity to support children and parents returning to work.
'Our early childhood educators and staff continue to rise to the challenge, and have been working hard to successfully reopen early learning and child care services to Islanders. This is very reassuring for families as they plan for fall, and I am pleased to know that our children will be returning to their friends, routine, and learning.'
- Education and Lifelong Learning Minister, Brad Trivers
Early learning and child care centres will continue to work closely with the department and the Chief Public Health Office to ensure appropriate measures are in place to keep children, staff and families safe. The updated public health directive will come into effect September 1 to allow for centres to operate at their normal capacity.
While this allows families to return to their centres, Islanders looking for an early learning and child care space can register for services on the Child Care Registry website.
Department of Education and Lifelong Learning