Programs affected by school closures due to strikes
Information for families or caregivers who receive child care fee subsidies.
Licensed child care programs
- Child care programs for children 4 and under that are in closed schools will continue to operate.
- Families should contact their child care provider for information on how to cross picket lines.
- Families with children 4 and under who receive a fee subsidy will continue to receive the subsidy.
- Before and after school child care programs may be affected by planned teacher strikes. Speak to your child care provider for more information.
- Families of school-aged children who receive a fee subsidy and have found alternate, licensed, full-day child care will receive the full-day fee subsidy rate during the strike.
- Families are encouraged to find alternate licensed child care by visiting infoPeel.
- The Region cannot subsidize children who attend unlicensed child care programs or programs that do not have an existing agreement with the Region of Peel.
EarlyON Child and Family Centres
- EarlyON Centres in impacted schools may be closed on strike days.
- Families should speak to their EarlyON provider about alternative EarlyON locations that will be open during the strike. Visit infoPeel.
Other resources for families or caregivers
As announced on January 15 by the Ontario Minister of Education, the government is launching Support for Parents, an initiative that will provide financial support to parents of eligible children for each day of school that is disrupted due to the strike.
More details about this financial support for families can be found on the Ontario government's website or by calling the Support for Parents Helpline at 1-888-444-3770.