Emergency Child Care available for school-aged children of health care and other eligible frontline workers.

January 5, 2022

Huron County, Ontario – On January 3, 2022, the Province of Ontario made an announcement that all publicly funded and private schools will move to remote learning starting January 5 until at least January 17, subject to public health trends and operational considerations.

During this remote learning period, the County of Huron Children’s Services Division and partner agencies are providing free Emergency Licensed Child Care for school-aged children of health care and other eligible frontline workers starting January 10. Licensed child care programs for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and centre-based kindergarten programs will remain open.

Emergency Licensed Child Care services are reserved exclusively for children of essential workers identified in the Province of Ontario’s List of Workers Eligible for Emergency Child Care, who have exhausted all other alternatives. Both parents are required to submit verification of employment and at least one parent is required to be on the eligibility list from the Province. Child Care will only be available for the dates that both parents are required to be working outside of the home.

Child Care Centres currently providing Emergency Child Care:

  • London Bridge: Exeter Elementary School, 93 Victoria St E, Exeter, ON N0M 1S1
  • Clinton Co-operative Childcare Centre: Clinton Elementary School, 27 Percival St. Clinton, ON  N0M 1L0
  • Clinton Co-operative Childcare Centre: Goderich Public School, 125 Blake St. Goderich, ON N7A 1Z1
  • Walton Little School Inc.: 42659 Walton, Brussels ON N0G 1H0

County of Huron Emergency Child Care Application

The County of Huron will be approving applications for Emergency Licensed Child Care spaces for eligible families on a first-come, first-served basis. Eligible workers seeking to access Emergency Licensed Child Care for their school-aged children are required to complete and submit the online application. Spaces are limited.

More information and applications forms can be found at:

The County of Huron has worked closely with Huron-Perth Public Health to develop procedures that are required in the operation of Emergency Licensed Child Care services to help limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

The County’s Children’s Services Team and partner agencies remains committed to providing necessary and essential community services to Huron residents. The County of Huron thanks local Child Care Providers, and all essential workers, for their continued response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The County of Huron asks the community to continue respecting all public health guidelines in response to COVID-19. Stay informed on the COVID-19 situation in Huron County by visiting www.HPPH.ca.


For more information contact:

Glen McNeil, Warden
519.524.8394 (ext 3224)