Reopening Child Care

 

Dear Affiliated Home Child Care Providers,

We hope that you and your families 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 will be adding resources and information to this page about the reopening, and we have created a new page for the families, which we encourage you to visit, where we will share more resources as we make this transition.

Network’s first commitment and priority is to ensure the safety of the children, families 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, affiliated home child care providers and staff safe. Network is currently sourcing personal protective equipment (PPE). We are preparing policies, as per government agencies’ direction, around the enhanced cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting of surfaces, furniture, equipment, and toys, and developing screening measures for affiliated home child care providers, families and children to ensure the health and safety of all.

Network is waiting to receive specific guidelines 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 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 COVID-19 plan for Network.

Network will continue to keep affiliated home child care providers informed of these directives, and of our expected reopening date for the Home Child Care Program. We are planning to schedule training sessions to familiarize everyone with the new policies. Network will reopen its Home Child Care Program when we are confident that we have met all directives from the government agencies, knowing that we are providing the safest and healthiest environment for all children, affiliated home child care providers and staff. As we move towards our ‘new normal,’ we look forward to collaborating with you to reopen your programs when you are ready as well. Please contact your quality assurance consultant or the Home Child Care Supervisor, Lisa Guarini, with any questions you may have as we begin to prepare for reopening.

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

 

Helpful Resources

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