Reopening Child Care

 

Dear Families,

We hope you are keeping well, healthy and safe! The last few months have been a challenging and unprecedented time. As the province and country begin to look towards the reopening of the economy, Network Child Care Services (Network) is preparing for the reopening of our own programs. We have created this page to share information and resources for you and your family as we make this transition towards reopening.

Network’s first commitment and priority is to ensure the safety of the children, families, staff and affiliated home child care providers. Network is in the process of developing new, enhanced practices, protocols, and policies to ensure that we are doing the best to keep children, staff and families safe. Network is currently sourcing personal protective equipment (PPE) for our staff and affiliated home child care providers, and we are planning for the enhanced cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting of surfaces, furniture, equipment, and toys. Our preparations also include:

  • The reorganization of our physical spaces to ensure required social distancing practices are followed;
  • Removing children’s items that cannot be disinfected;
  • Developing screening measures for staff, children, and families;
  • Increasing hand sanitizing stations and reinforcing handwashing for children, and;
  • Reviewing all staff and program-related policies to ensure that all potential risks associated to COVID-19 are considered and addressed.

Network is anticipating to receive specific guidelines for reopening from government agencies, which we will be following strictly and diligently once they are shared with us from agencies such as the City of Toronto’s Children’s Services, and the Ministry of Education. We will also implement and follow all public health requirements. We will use these guidelines to create a specific reopening plan for Network.

Network will continue to keep parents informed of these directives, and of our expected reopening date once we have the green light from the Ministry of Education. Please rest assured, we will only reopen our programs when we are confident that we have met all directives from government agencies, knowing that we are providing the safest and healthiest environment for all children and staff. As we move towards our ‘new normal,’ we look forward to welcoming you and your children back into our programs. We hope you find this page useful in this transition, and we encourage you to check out the resources and videos that we are posting.

Spyros Volonakis
Executive Director
Network Child Care Services
spyros@networkchildcare.com

 

Miss Sophia Music: Getting Ready to Come Back to Child Care!

From Our Family to Yours!

The Network Family is getting ready for our child care programs to reopen. Visit this page every Friday at 11am for songs, stories and activities that will help us all prepare for returning back into care.

Helpful Resources

New and helpful resources will continue to be added here. Stay tuned!