Resources for Reopening Early Learning & Child Care Programs

Niagara Region Reopening Information & Policy Examples
Reopening Your Business During COVID-19
June 9 2020: Direct Operations Emergency Child Care Centre Registration/Waitlist Process
June 9 2020: Email Sample of Emergency Care Package
June 8 2020: Niagara Region Child Care Centres, Parent/Guardian Handbook Revisions
May 29 2020: Family Survey for Child Care Service Providers
May 29 2020: Staff Survey for Child Care Service Providers
April 23 2020: Pandemic Policy
April 23 2020: COVID-19 Illness/Exposure COVID-19 Protocol

Niagara Region Health & Safety and Cleaning & Protective Equipment Information
Enhanced Cleaning and Disinfecting Procedures
June 8 2020: Niagara Region COVID-19 Contact List
June 2 2020: Health and Safety Advisory Committee Meeting Agenda
June 2 2020: Health and Safety Advisory Committee Teleconference Minutes
April 23 2020: COVID-19 Cleaning Protocols for Emergency Child Care Operations

The links below and many more resources can be found in the following ECCDC publications:
Looking Forward: Webinars and Resources Related to Reopening Businesses
Looking Forward: Webinars and Resources Related to Reopening Businesses, Issue 2
Looking Forward: Webinars and Resources Related to Reopening Businesses, Issue 3

Additional Resources & Information
• Ontario Government: COVID-19: Reopening Child Care Centres
• Ontario Government: COVID-19 Safety Plan Template
• Ontario Gvernment: Face Coverings & Face Masks
• Ministry of Education: Operational Guidance During COVID-19 Outbreak
• Ministry of Education: Stage 2 Reopening in Ontario
• AECEO: From Reopening to Recovery Webinar (Recorded)
• Child Care Canada: Re-opening Child Care Centres during COVID-19 – Provincial & Territorial Guidelines
• Child Care Canada: FAQs About Progressive Opening of Daycares
• Child Care Canada: Re-opening Child Care Centres During COVID-19: Provincial/Territorial Guidelines for Minimizing Risk
• Centers for Disease Control (CDC): Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers Responding to Coronavirus Disease
• Early Childhood Investigations: Preparing for Re-Opening: The Administrator’s Role in Taking Control When Things Seem Out of Control
• Harvard Business Review: Help Your Employees Manage Their Reentry Anxiety
• HiMama: Guide to Reopening Child Care During COVID-19
• HiMama: The Importance Of Child Care To The COVID-19 Economy
• HiMama: Ways to Social Distance at Preschool during COVID-19
• HiMama: Getting Parents Ready to Return to Childcare During COVID-19
• HiMama: Dealing With Behavioral Changes After Reopening During COVID-19
• McCormick Centre for Early Childhood Leadership: Looking Back to Think Forward | Risk Management: Emergency Preparedness
• OCBCC: From Reopening to Recovery – A Child Care Plan for Ontario Report, Letters to MPP, etc.
• PSHSA: Health and Safety Guidance During COVID-19 For Employers of Office Settings
• PSHSA: Precautions When Working as a Childcare Provider
• PSHSA: Health & Safety Guidance During COVID-19 for Employers of Child Care Centres (pdf)
• PSHSA: COVID-19 Return to Workplace Roadmap
• PSHSA: COVID-19 – Worker & Employer Duty to Report
• PSHSA: Business Continuity Planning Checklist for a Pandemic
• Springer International Publishing, International Journal of Early Childhood: The Coronavirus Pandemic & Lessons Learned in Preschools in Norway, Sweden and the United States
• Storypark: 10 Considerations for ECE Leaders Responding to COVID-19
• Storypark: Settling Children Back Into Your Learning Service After Lockdown
• WSPS: Guidance on Health and Safety for Executives and Management During COVID-19
• WSPS: Guidance on Health and Safety for Sales and Customer Service Representatives During COVID-19
• WSPS: Coronavirus Preparedness for Employers and Employees
• WSPS: 10 Tips for Re-orienting Workers as Businesses Re-open

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