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Mar 23, 2020

Status of child care

03/15/2020 - All regulated child care centres, which include day care and family child care homes, will be closed from March 17 up to and including April 3.

Status of child care for essential workers


Status of funds to support services/pay staff


  • Licensed providers will continue to receive operational grants and subsidies.
  • Early childhood educators will continue to be paid (if working in licensed care/ family day homes).
  • Family home daycares will also continue to receive operational grants and subsidies during the closure.
  • Parents will not pay fees during the closure (applies to licensed child care).
  • All licensed child-care spaces will be maintained (no one loses their space).

Community responses


Provincial responses


COVID-19 and child care in the news

COVID-19: What parents need to know about school and daycare closures in Nova Scotia
CBC News, 16 March 2020

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