Huron County, Ontario –To assist families accessing licensed childcare in Huron County, the County of Huron Children’s Services department is covering the childcare fees that families pay for the month of October, 2021.
This support to families is being made available by utilizing funds received by The Ministry of Education from the Province of Ontario and the Government of Canada.
“Supporting childcare providers and the families who access these services is particularly important now as many families are continuing to face increased pressures and financial burdens as a result of the pandemic.” Said Huron County Warden Glen McNeil. “Funding programs, like this one, will help off-set expenses for families and aid in our community’s recovery.”
The County of Huron recognizes that early childhood education, including childcare, is an essential service. The Children’s Services department continues to support families and licensed childcare service providers by:
- Providing a childcare subsidy program;
- Increased health and safety measures at licensed facilities in reponse to COVID-19 through increased cleaning and sanitization, education, and use of proper PPE;
- Emergency childcare was provided, at no cost, to frontline workers during peak province-wide shut downs;
- Funding accessibility, expansion and capital projects;
- And ongoing recruitment and education for new home-based licensed childcare providers to handle the increasing childcare needs in the community.
This new one-time limited funding program provides additional support directly to families accessing licensed childcare at a time when families may be experiencing increased financial burdens due to the impact of COVID-19. Licensed childcare providers will directly bill Huron County Children’s Services, so no action is required by parents or guardians.
To learn more about Huron County’s licensed childcare providers and early education programs visit: www.huroncounty.ca/social-services/childrens-services/
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.