THUNDER BAY – The District of Thunder Bay Social Service Administration Board is planning for emergency child care that will be available to families of essential workers by Jan. 10.
Earlier this week, the province announced additional public health restrictions to slow the spread of Omicron variant and as a result schools have once again moved to remote learning until Jan. 17.
The province announced emergency child care for school-aged children would be available to families of essential workers with no other child care options. Child care programming for infant, toddler, and preschool children remains open.
TBDSSAB is working with its funded child care operators to determine what the capacity in the in the District of Thunder Bay is for emergency child care.
An application will be submitted based on the determined capacity to the province to offer free, full-time emergency child care for school-aged children of essential service workers with no other child care options.
The application process for emergency child care services will open Jan. 5 at 4 p.m.
Eligible families can apply online at www.thunderbaychildcare.ca.
TBDSSAB will contact eligible families to confirm eligibility, and to notify families when a space becomes available.
Pending approval, emergency child care may be available as early as Jan. 10.