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Opening child care again: Learning from away

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Publication Date: 
22 Apr 2020

Updated April 22, 2020

Opening child care: Learning from away

As some European countries are ahead of Canada in re-opening their economies, some child care centres have started to re-open. It is important that we take note and highlight how this is being done, so Canada will be able to implement best practices when the times comes for the re-opening of child care in the Canadian context. Please note: Child care in Denmark and Norway is referred to as Kindergarten.

Netherlands - Will re-open child care centres on May 11, 2020

Netherlands wants to fully open primary schools before the summer
The Brussels Times, 23 April 2020

Europe begins going back to school: France and Holland become latest countries to reopen classrooms, with young children to return in small groups from May 11
Daily Mail, 22 April 2020

Netherlands will open primary schools in May: Other lockdown measures continue
NL Times, 21 April 2020

France - Will re-open child care on May 11, 2020

French PM reveals detailed plan to end lockdown in France
The Local, 28 April 2020

Updated: How France's plan to reopen schools has changed
The Local, 21 April 2020

Denmark - Re-opened child care on April 15, 2020

‘It’s like walking a tightrope’: Life after lockdown in Denmark
The Local, 18 April 2020

Three toys per child and a teddy bear ban: New rules for Denmark’s kindergartens
The Local, 16 April 2020

Denmark first in Europe to reopen schools after coronavirus lockdown
The Local, 15 April 2020

How schools and day care centres in Denmark are gearing up for reopening
The Local, 13 April 2020

Norway - Re-opned child care on April 20, 2020

‘I wasn’t sure of the kids’ safety’: How parents felt about Norway’s kindergarten opening
The Local, 24 April 2020

Nursery, but not as they knew it ... Norway adjusts to life after lockdown
The Guardian, 24 April 2020

Oslo kindergartens will open again
City of Oslo, 17 April 2020

Pack lunches and no toys from home: New rules for Norway’s kindergartens
The Local, 20 April 2020

Kindergarten reopening and COVID-19 [Video]
Bydel Bjerke, 20 April 2020

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