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Mar 23, 2020

Status of child care

03/16/2020 -  Chief Public Health Officer, announced that schools and childcare centres across P.E.I. will be closed of March 17 until April 6.

Status of child care for essential workers

03/25/2020 - The government is surveying parents to identify the need for essential services

Status of funds to support services/pay staff

03/20/2020 - Prince Edward Island will: Establish a fund to $2 million to support early learning centres and their staff, maintain child care spaces and ensure parents do not pay fees during closures;

Community responses

N/A

Provincial responses

New educational and financial supports for Islanders, Government statement.

COVID-19 and child care in the news

COVID-19: New educational and financial supports for Islanders
Government of PEI, 20 March 2020

COVID-19: Amid COVID-19 concerns, P.E.I. daycare closures cause uncertainty for workers, parents
CBC News, 16 March 2020

Schools and child-care centres close in light of COVID-19 on P.E.I.
CBC News, 15 March 2020

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