New Steps Childcare Closure:Update May 6 2020

Hello New Steps Families:

We have received an updated closure mandate that extends New Steps closure until May 19 2020 ( see below)

We are eagerly anticipating the day when we can reopen to care for and educate your children.

Please keep safe and healthy during this time of social distancing.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

New Steps Teachers and Management.

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DATE May 6, 2020

SUBJECT: Extension of Emergency Orders ____________________________________________________________________

I would like to acknowledge your sustained commitment to the health and well-being of Ontario families and to our vital child care sector during the COVID-19 outbreak. Your patience is greatly appreciated, and your ongoing partnership has been crucial during these challenging times.

Based on the advice of our Chief Medical Officer of Health and other leading public health officials, the Emergency Order closing licensed child care centres and all facilities providing indoor recreational programs, including EarlyON Child and Family Centres, has been extended until May 19, 2020. The emergency order to immediately prohibit organized public events and social gatherings of more than five people has also been extended to May 19, 2020.

The orders do not to apply to those licensed child care centres approved to provide emergency care for health care and other eligible frontline workers. Additionally, the two orders do not apply to home-based child care (licensed and unlicensed).

As the COVID-19 outbreak in Ontario continues to evolve, we are committed to keeping you informed and keeping everyone safe. Thank you again for your flexibility and continued collaboration.

Shannon Fuller
Assistant Deputy Minister
Early Years and Child Care Division

Consolidated Municipal Service Managers and District Social Service Administration Boards, Chiefs of First Nations with Child Care Agreements, Licensed Child Care Programs and Licensed Child Care AdministratorsMinistry of Education
Early Years and Child Care Division

315 Front Street West, 11th floor Toronto ON M5V 3A4