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Supporting EarlyON Child and Family Centre providers

Training, resources and COVID-19 health and safety protocols for EarlyON providers to operate safely during COVID-19.

We’re planning for a gradual reopening of EarlyON Child and Family indoor and outdoor programs.

EarlyON Child and Family Centre providers should refer to the Ministry of Education's EarlyON Child and Family Centres: operational guidance during COVID-19 outbreak.

Other information

When to report a case

EarlyON providers are required to report both confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases to Peel Public Health.

A confirmed case refers to a child, parent/caregiver or staff member who has tested positive for COVID-19.

A probable case refers to a child, parent/caregiver or staff member who is experiencing symptoms and had close contact to a confirmed COVID-19 case. Refer to more information on who is considered a close contact.

How to report a case

Use the incident reporting form to report cases to Peel Public Health.

This form collects data which helps Public Health take the appropriate steps to control the spread of COVID-19 and keep EarlyON settings safe. The form is secure and keeps your personal and EarlyON setting information private and confidential.

The form should be completed by a supervisor or designated staff lead at the EarlyON setting. It includes prompts for each question, and all mandatory fields are marked with an asterisk.

Before you use the form for first time, refer to Peel Public Health’s webinar recording to learn how to use the form and the data dictionary, which will help ensure the information you enter in the form is accurate. The data dictionary provides useful information about the data needed for Peel Public Health’s investigation and will assist you in filling out the form.

Email us with questions about completing the form.

What happens after you report a case

After you submit the form, a Peel Public Health case manager will review the data shared.

If the case manager needs more information, an email will be sent to the contact email address provided in the form.

Examples of additional information that may be needed for the investigation include:

  • the contact line list
  • attendance records including any essential visitors
  • list of non-program staff
  • photos of the facility and common areas


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