What's Happening for Child Care

Hamilton Reopens - A roadmap to our new reality

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Licensed Home Child Care

Licensed home child care is provided in the home of a child care provider that is contracted with one of the three licensed home child care agencies.  Licensed home child care has continued to be available during this time. For more information, visit www.hamilton.ca/findchildcare

Licensed Child Care Centres

The City and Hamilton Public Health Services are working with local licensed child care centre operators to ensure a gradual and safe reopening of these centres in the city.

All centres will be required to follow strict health protocols and meet additional requirements to safely reopen. The new protocols include enhanced cleaning, mandatory screening of staff and children, mandatory staff training, limitations on visitors, and ensuring an updated COVID-19 response plan is in place. Additionally, restrictions on the size of groups will be limited to 10 individuals per room, including both staff and children. The centres must also complete and pass a Public Health inspection prior to reopening.

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