Important Update: Premier Doug Ford has announced that students will NOT return to school on May 4, 2020 as previously indicated. The Minister of Education is expected to provide further details in the days ahead

The Government of Ontario has announced that, due to the continued spread of COVID-19, all publicly-funded schools in Ontario, including those at the TDSB, remain closed to students. The government also said that as we approach expected dates of reopening, the decision will be reevaluated and that the closure may be extended based on public health advice.

Through an earlier Ministerial Order from the Minister of Education, the Ontario government ordered school boards to close schools to minimize contact between people, especially children, in order to contain the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). For this reason, all childcare centres located inside TDSB schools are closed and all TDSB Extended Day Programs are cancelled during this period.

LCCC would like to thank its parents, children, staff and community again for your patience during this exceptional time. We hope to have more information for you soon, and hope everyone is hanging in there.

Please continue to monitor TDSB, local news and government websites for information.

-Advocate for Childcare

Below is an excerpt from the Toronto Community for Better Child Care. Please help support the childcare sector by reading and signing the petition below:

I hope that this email finds you well. The Toronto Community for Better
Child Care has been actively engaging with municipal, provincial and
federal decision makers to sustain and stabilize the child care sector
during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Child Care Now, the Childcare Resource and Research Unit, and the
Canadian Child Care Federation have collaborated on a national strategy
to save the early learning and child care sector.
Our sector needs a plan that is specifically designed to sustain
Canada’s early learning and child care sector through the COVID-19
pandemic. If the ELCC Sector collapses, the federal government’s promise
to turn the fragile patchwork of services into a robust, fully effective
comprehensive high-quality system will not be possible. Child care is
the backbone of Canada’s economic recovery and ELCC stabilization
funding is critical not only for our sector but for those families and
communities who depend on us.
You can read the full plan and sign the petition at:
Be safe and well,
Abigail Doris
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Abigail Doris, RECE
Executive Coordinator
Toronto Community for Better Child Care
489 College Street, Suite 206, Toronto, ON, M6G 1A5
Tel: 416.538.7630
Web: childcaretoronto.org
facebook.com/tocbcc
Together we make the community strong.

Thank you,

-LCCC team