Huron County, Ontario – The County of Huron and its Children’s Services Division would like to recognize and thank the Child Care Providers in Huron County for their vital services over the past year.
Administered through the Children’s Services Division of the County’s Social and Property Services Department, there are 11 centre-based Child Care locations and 11 Licensed Home Child Care settings in Huron County. Together, these 145 full-time Child Care Providers support over 1000 families in Huron.
“Our child care providers play an important role in keeping the local economy moving, and this past year has only highlighted that need,” says Warden Glen McNeil.
Child Care provides opportunities for families to go to work, for businesses to operate and for the economy to grow, but most importantly, it offers safe and nurturing environments where children can develop and thrive while they learn about the world around them. This year, Huron County Child Care Providers were forced to pivot with the COVID-19 pandemic and the need to support essential healthcare and frontline workers on the job through Emergency Child Care programming. Emergency Child Care, with strict health and safety regulations, was offered three separate times by Huron’s Child Care Providers over the past year serving approximately 100 families each time during school closures. The work these Providers do make long-lasting and positive impacts on the lives of children and families in Huron.
“I extend my heartfelt thanks to Huron’s Child Care Providers,” adds Warden Glen McNeil. “Programs like these provide an essential service in our community, one that is critical for our whole community’s economy, health, and vitality.”
The County of Huron and its Children’s Services Team remains committed to providing necessary and essential community services to Huron residents. The County thanks local Child Care Providers, and all frontline heroes, for all the work they are doing in response to COVID-19.
The County of Huron asks the community to continue respecting all public health guidelines, including performing hand hygiene, practicing physical distancing, and wearing masks. Stay informed on the COVID-19 situation in Huron County by visiting the Huron-Perth Public Health website.