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Ontario: COVID-19 and child care in the news

Daycare operator says mixing students from different classes 'basically negates' school plans
CTV News, 20 August 2020

Letter: Requests for access to City space for return to school plans
City of Toronto, 18 August 2020

Op-ed: Ontario needs a feminist recovery plan from COVID-19
Now Toronto, 18 August 2020

Toronto school board says it needs more space, more time to prepare for smaller classes. The city says it can help
The Star. 14 August 2020

Powell and Ferns: Children's wellbeing depends on wellbeing of child care workers
Ottawa Citizen, 12 Aug 2020

Private school plans including smaller classes show stark  inequities in education
CityNews, 11 August 2020

Analysis: Back-to-school plan shines light on neglect  of Ontario’s education system
Now, 9 August 2020

‘Too many different bubbles’? Child care centres serving kids from different schools risky, some worry
CBC News, 8 August 2020

Historic agreement delivers over $230 million for child care
Government of Ontario, 7 August 2020

Premier Ford and Minister Lecce neglect child care in school reopening plan
Financial Post, 6 August 2020

Update: Ford government plays shell game on funding for child care centres
Now Toronto, 6 August 2020

Child-care advocates warn Ontario daycares may not fully reopen in fall
The Star, 3 August 2020

Ontario elementary students will return to school full time, while some high schoolers will attend part-time
Ottawa Citizen, 31 July 2020

Ontario continues to gradually and safely reopen child care for working parents
Ontario Ministry of Education, 30 July 2020

COVID-19: Guidance for school reopening
Hospital for Sick Children, 29 July 2020

Medical experts led by SickKids release new back-to-school recommendations
CBC News, 29 July 2020

Child-care centres say they’re ready to accept larger groups
CBC News, 27 July 2020

Less than half of Ontario daycares have reopened with school six weeks away
iHeartradio, 23 July 2020

Video: Province to spend $500M on new schools, child care spaces
SooToday, 23 July 2020

Back to school, Part 1: An infectious-disease expert on reopening safely
TVO, 21 July 2020

Why some are critical of Ontario's plan to bring back daycares.
CBC Radio - Ottawa Morning, 20 July 2020

Ontario to ease childcare restrictions
TB News Watch, 14 July 2020

Premier Doug Ford pressed on child care, education during appearance in Cambridge
CBC News, 14 July 2020

Education in Ontario lacks transformational leadership at the top
The Star, 12 July 2020

Grandparents assuming more child-care duties – and risk – during pandemic
The London Free Press, 11 July 2020

Memo sent to Ontario school boards urges 5-day 'face-to-face' learning come fall
CBC News, 9 July 2020

‘The kids are suffering’: With emergency child care closed, some parents are running out of options
The Star, 8 July 2020

Lack of child care a struggle for parents, reopening economy
Yahoo! News, 8 July 2020

Daycares look to resume amid COVID-19 challenges
CTV News, 7 July 2020

From transportation to child care, lots to consider as school boards prepare plans for Aug. 4 deadline
GuelphToday, 30 June 2020

TDSB to allow child care centres in its buildings to reopen as of July 2
CP24, 26 June 2020

Two councillors warn that tens of thousands of parents could be left without child care due to new guidelines
CP24, 25 June 2020

This Toronto mother gets three hours of sleep a night and wants to know why her toddler’s daycare was blocked from reopening
The Star, 25 June 2020

Coronavirus school closures could widen inequities for our youngest students
The Conversation, 22 June 2020 

Peterborough letter: Early childhood learning is vital education
The Peterborough Examiner, 19 June 2020

Ford forces child care centres to consider layoffs, closures
Financial Post, 18 June 2020

Ontario’s three-day notice for child-care reopening is a slap in the face for providers, children and their families
The Toronto Star, 18 June 2020

As many as 56,000 Toronto children could be without a daycare spot under Ontario’s plan to reopen child care: Toronto officials
The Star, 13 June 2020

Ontario government set to provide funding to child-care centres across the province
CBC News, 12 June 2020

Ontario’s reopening is a mess. Just look at child care
The Toronto Star, 11 June 2020

The ‘nice ladies of child care’ are furious at lack of lead time and financial support from the province on daycare reopening
The Toronot Star, 10 June 2020

Reopening child care a huge undertaking for the county
GuelphToday.com, 10 June 2020

Ontario child-care centres can reopen on Friday, Ford government announces
CBC News, 10 June 2020

Ontario child care centres can reopen as early as Friday with some restrictions to curb spread of COVID-19
The Toronto Star, 9 June 2020

Hamilton daycares won't open for at least another week as city seeks clarity from province
CBC News, 9 June 2020

Lack of child care a barrier for business reopenings in Peterborough
The Peterborough Examiner, 8 June 2020

Advocacy group wants province to release childcare plan
News Talk 1010, 3 June 2020

Daycares fear loss of ECEs, spaces as Ontario bars using its grants for wages
The London Free Press, 3 June 2020

Daycares fear loss of ECEs, spaces as Ontario bars using its grants for wages
The London Free Press, 2 June 2020

Phase 1 workers in northeastern Ontario struggling to get back on the job without child care
CBC News, 29 May 2020

Early childhood educators call for free child care as Ontario economy reopens
The Star, 27 May 2020

Childcare, second wave of pandemic key concerns among moms returning to work after maternity leave 
Global News, 27 May 2020

Daycares face higher costs to operate during pandemic
tbnewswatch.com, 24 May 2020

What will Ontario daycares look like when they reopen?
The Star, 24 May 2020

Ontario to keep all schools closed through the end of June
Globe and Mail, 19 May 2020

Province says Ontarians can use home-based child care amid coronavirus pandemic
Global News, 15 May 2020

Ontario plans to provide funding to shuttered childcare centres to cover ‘fixed operating costs’
CP24, 9 May 2020

Ontario government supporting parents as economy reopens
Government of Ontario, 9 May 2020

Ontario expands emergency child care, but no timing for all centres to reopen
National Post, 29 April 2020

Stratford offering emergency child care for essential workers
My Stratford Now, 23 April 2020

2 of 3 emergency child-care centres close after staff fall sick
CBC News, 23 April 2020

Advocates say child care providers need pandemic relief from Ontario government
The Canadian Press, 16 April 2020

Toronto opening new two emergency child care centres after receiving 800 applications
CTV News, 13 April 2020

Ontario premier says transit drivers, grocery clerks may be soon eligible for free childcare
CTV News, 11 April 2020

Ontario stops child-care centres from collecting payments amid COVID-19, protects spots
CBC News, 10 April 2020

Coronavirus: Ontario orders closed child care centres to stop collecting payments, protects spaces
Global News, 10 April 2020

Ontario government supports families in response to COVID-19
Government of Ontario, 06 April 2020

City of Ottawa will open 3 child-care centres for essential workers during COVID-19 pandemic
CTV News, 3 April 2020

Free child care for essential frontline workers now underway in London
CBC News, 4 April 2020

Home child care providers worried about having kids in the house
CTV News, April 2 2020

Ontario extends school and child care closure to fight spread of COVID-19 
Government of Ontario, 31 March 2020

Emergency child care centres open in Toronto today
CP24, 31 March 2020

Emergency child care opens for Durham’s health-care and front-line workers
Durham Region, 30 March 2020

COVID-19: Toronto opens 4 emergency child care centres for essential workers
CityNews, 28 March 2020

COVID-19: Toronto opening four daycares for young children of ‘essential and critical’ workers
The Star, 28 March 2020

COVID-19: Free child care for health-care workers to start Monday in Peterborough
The Peterborough Examiner, 27 March 2020

COVID-19: Cash-strapped parents call for child-care rebates amid COVID-19 closures
The Star, 18 March 2020

COVID-19: City offers free child care for essential front-line workers during crisis
The Hamilton Spectator, 26 March 2020

COVID-19: Emergency daycare to open in Ontario, but not for federal workers
CBC News, 25 March 2020

COVID-19: Toronto planning free, 24-7 emergency child care for essential workers
The Star, 20 March 2020

COVID-19: Toronto to offer free, 24-7 childcare for essential workers after Ontario gives go-ahead
CTV News, 22 March 2020

Who can watch essential workers’ children?
The Star, 17 March 2020

COVID-19: Some empty daycare centres continue to charge parents amid COVID-19 closure
CTV News, 17 March 2020

COVID-19 policies create child-care crunch for essential workers
The Star, 16 March 2020

COVID-19: What about our kids? Thousands of parents, daycare operators want all sites shut down
The Toronto Star, 15 March 2020

COVID-19: Hundreds of GTA childcare centres to close amid efforts to curb panic
CP24, 14 March 2020

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