ELORA – An emergency child care centre will open at Little Angels in Elora on Tuesday morning (May 26).
Wellington County officials announced the opening in a press release the evening of May 25.
The county “approved an application from Little Angels Development Inc. Child Care Centre in Elora to provide 15 new emergency child care spaces for children up to 12 years of age,” states the press release.
Little Angels, located at 30 Geddes Street, will operate Monday to Friday from 6am to 6:30pm, offering free child care to families of frontline workers that qualified for emergency child care under provincial requirements.
“To date, the county has been able to provide a total of 85 centre-based emergency child care spaces in the City of Guelph and the County of Wellington,” stated Luisa Artuso, director of the county’s Children’s Early Years Division.
The spaces are only available to qualified families during the provincial shut-down period.
Officials say the county has worked with Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health to develop policies and procedures to help limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
Artuso noted, “There are still a large number of families who require emergency child care in their own homes.”
Anyone interested in providing home child care can visit www.wellington.ca/emergencychildcare.