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Support for child care providers

Helping child care providers operate safely and access funding during COVID-19.

Child care providers should refer to the Ministry of Education’s revised child care operational guidance during COVID-19 outbreak.

Other information

When to report a case

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

A confirmed case refers to a child, staff member, home child care provider or household member of a home child care provider who has tested positive for COVID-19.

A probable case refers to a child, staff member, home child care provider or household member of a home child care provider who is experiencing symptoms and also 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 child care settings safe. The form is secure and keeps your personal and child care setting information private and confidential.

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 for any 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-classroom staff (applicable to centre-based programs)
  • photos of the facility and common areas (applicable to centre-based programs)
  • transportation lists and seating charts (if transportation is provided by the service provider)

Review Other Government Funding Supports for details about federal funding Service Providers may be eligible for.

Licensed child care centres

Review the COVID-19 funding supports at a glance for details about available funding for licensed child care centre providers.

2021 EYCC Phase 4 funding

2021 Stabilization funding - COVID-19 positive exposure fee reimbursement

2021 Safe restart funding

Sustainability and bridge funding

Relief funding

Phase 3 funding

Licensed home child care agencies

2021 funding updates

  • March 31 - COVID-19 funding supports April to December

2021 Stabilization funding - COVID-19 positive exposure fee reimbursement

2021 Safe restart funding

2020 Funding updates

COVID-19 LHCC funding supports at-a-glance

  • August 31 – funding support during phase 3 reopening
  • June 30 – Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy
  • June 3 – base funding and WEG/HCCEG
  • May 13 – provincial support during closures
  • April 30 – funding allocation for May

2020 Phase 3 funding

Posters – English

Useful documents – English

Licensed child care providers can also refer to our Infection Prevention and Control resources.

Posters – French

Useful documents – French

Active screening form for children

Parent or guardian COVID-19 screening agreement for child care

Refer to our COVID-19 translated resources for information in different languages.

The Ministry or Education has also provided translated versions of the COVID-19 school and child care screening documents.