Greenstone Childcare Centres - UPDATE August 31, 2020

On July 30, 2020, the Ministry of Education announced next steps to support the healthy and safe reopening of child care and early years programs.  Effective September 1, 2020, all licensed child care centres and before and after school programs will be permitted to operate at full capacity.  All licensees will be expected to ensure that child care staff and home child care providers wear face coverings at all times while they are working, and that Ministry guidelines are followed on the use of masks and face coverings for school age children who are at a child care premises.

The Geraldton Daycare Centre has been open to regular childcare as of June 29, 2020. The Longlac Friends of the North Child Care Centre will be reopening to regular childcare as of August 31, 2020.   The Nakina After School Program remains closed at this time.

In addition, effective September 1, 2020, EarlyON Child and Family Centres will also be permitted to reopen with in-person programming where participants pre-register and additional health and safety protocols are in place.  An operational guidance document for EarlyON was provided by the Ministry of Education.  While the Ministry of Education has permitted the re-opening, Thunder Bay District Services Board is delaying the re-opening of programs until public health guidelines can be provided.   It is anticipated that staggered openings may begin to occur in October 2020.

For more information please click on the link below or call Tatum Blanchette, Day Care Manager, (807) 854-1744.  Registration for your child(ren) must be done online and the application to do so is also available in the link.

Please be advised that screening protocols for children and staff remain in place. Only children and staff are permitted to enter the Centre except in special circumstances when pre approval from the manager has been obtained.  

Monday, August 31, 2020