The Ontario daycare reopening plan is a hot mess


We all want daycares to reopen, but we have way more questions than answers right now.

This week, with three days notice, the Premier and the Minister of Education announced daycares in Ontario could open on Friday, June 12, with “some restrictions”—even in cities like Toronto, where we remain locked in Phase 1. I’ve been on the board of my kids’ daycare for eight years and I can tell you this announcement was out of the blue, and without any prior notice to daycare directors or staff. In fact, the Ontario Coalition for Better Childcare has called it a “half baked” plan, and I can’t think of a more appropriate way to describe it.

Daycare directors and board members like me have been left scrambling, trying to figure out how to adapt our spaces and our programs while fielding a barrage of questions from anxious parents and employees…

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