Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Dear parents/guardians and members of our community:

As the Province of Ontario has entered Phase 2 of reopening we want to keep you updated on our response. Macaulay continues to take a conservative, phased in approach to re-opening our physical program locations and in-person services. We are following the directions of Toronto Public Health, the City of Toronto, the Government, and other program funders. Our top priority continues to be the health and safety of the families we serve, as well as, our staff, providers, volunteers and our greater community. This includes taking all reasonable steps to limit the spread of infections while maintaining high quality service delivery to our community. To support the health and safety of our families and staff, and to help limit the spread of COVID-19, we have implemented the child care operating guidelines outlined by the Ministry of Education, Toronto Public Health and Toronto Children’s Services for re-opening child care centres. Below please find a series of important updates related to program and service delivery.

An update on licensed child care:
We are excited to announce that the following licensed child care programs have re-opened in person service delivery as of July 13th 2020:

  • Home Child Care has re-opened in some locations
  • Regent Street Child Care Centre
  • Humberwood Child Care centre

The following programs will be re-opening soon:

  • Warren Park Child Care Centre on July 27th 2020
  • FH Miller Child Care Centre on August 4th 2020
  • St. Andre Child Care Centre on August 10th 2020
  • Jane St Child Care Centre
  • Additional spaces in Home Child Care

We will continue to evaluate the readiness to re-open additional child care centres over the summer and will keep you informed of our progress. Please know that our team is working hard to re-open and we are so excited to welcome you and your children back to our care.

If you are interested in learning more about our licensed child care programs, including availability, please contact 416-789-744

An update on programs and services:
Macaulay has transitioned many of our programs and services to a virtual platform. Programs continue to be delivered through the use of video and tele-practice, web and social media platforms. At this time, Macaulay’s physical program and services locations (excluding child care) remain closed. Please visit our website regularly and follow us on Instagram and Facebook to access additional resources and information. We will continue to keep our community updated as soon as this changes and will provide information on the steps we are taking to ensure a safe return to in-person service delivery.

These continue to be challenging times for many families and we encourage you to reach out for support when needed. Please visit our COVID-19 response section on our website for a list of important resources. Thank you for your support and understanding as we navigate these unprecedented times.

Stay safe and healthy,

The Macaulay Child Development Centre

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