Endorse the plan to save child care from COVID-19
Help save early learning and child care
In Canada, licensed and regulated child care is a fragile web of centres and home-based services. It’s precarious and inadequate at the best of times but the COVID-19 pandemic has it on the verge of collapse. Most centres have closed and many of those employed in the sector have been laid off. As the pandemic continues, the risk of permanent shutdowns grows.
While COVID-19 has been ravaging the child care sector, it has illuminated the dangerous consequences of not having safe, quality services available to working parents. If licensed child care services collapse, the return to work as we move out of the pandemic will be impeded and economic recovery will be impossible.
Canada’s three national child care organizations have joined together to develop a plan to sustain early learning and child care through the pandemic. We call on the Government of Canada to put the plan into action.
Show your support for the plan.