Emergency School-Age Child Care Programme

On December 21, 2020 the Premier of Ontario announced Safer at Home Restrictions for the next 28 days and ordered a range of time-limited public health actions to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

This announcement included that all elementary school will be closed for in-person learning for the week of January 4 to 8, 2021 as well as all licensed, school board operated and authorized recreation and skill-building programmes for school age children. On January 7, 2021 this was extended to January 22, 2021.

To support parents of school-aged children who are regularly enrolled in school, the Ministry of Education will be implementing a targeted Emergency School-Age Child Care programme at no cost to families. Those eligible for Emergency School-Age Child Care include health care and other frontline workers. Please view our complete list of eligible workers.

The following licensed Emergency School-Age Child Care Programmes have been confirmed. Please contact the programme directly to register your child(ren). Once you have confirmed a space with one of these programmes, please complete & submit the Intake Eligibility Form by clicking on the link below.

Community Resource Centre – J.D. Hogarth School Site (Fergus)
360A Belsyde Ave E
Fergus, ON


YMCA of Three Rivers Child Care – Jean Little School site (Guelph)
56 Youngman Drive
Guelph, ON


Wellington Home Child Care
(serving Guelph & Wellington County)
Please contact provider’s directly to discuss possible space in their homes.
List of providers are available at:



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