Childcare Centres Ease Up in the Next Alert Level

Restrictions on childcare centres will ease up in the next alert level, but what those operations will look like and how it will work is still being determined.
If current numbers hold, Alert Level Three will come into effect June 8th.

Chief Medical Office of Health, Dr. Janice Fitzgerald says Public Health has been in contact with the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development who in turn have been in contact with daycare providers.

She says as more businesses are allowed to reopen, childcare centres will have to expand their operations.

Meanwhile, the crucial role that early childhood educators play in the lives of children is being recognized on this Early Childhood Educators Week.

Minister responsible for education, Brian Warr, says there are approximately 2,200 certified early childhood educators throughout the province working in child care centres, family homes, family resource centres and educational institutions.

Chairperson of the Association of Early Childhood Educators NL, Sheena Winsor, says it is important that we pause to celebrate early childhood educators as essential workers and recognize their contributions.