Ontario Is Now Offering Free Child Care To School-Aged Children & Here's Who's Eligible

Students are switching to remote learning after spring break.
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Ontario Editor

As schools switch to online learning, the Ontario government has just announced that it will be offering free child care.

In a press release, it was revealed that starting Monday, April 19, parents of school-aged kids can receive the service if they are frontline workers. 

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The free service will be available for the duration of the remote learning period that the government announced would take place after spring break. 

However, this isn't the first time emergency child care has been announced.

It was also put in place by the government earlier this year when students were also forced to switch to remote learning. 

Who's eligible for Ontario's free child care?

The government released a list of workers that are eligible to receive free child care in Ontario. 

This includes health care providers, grocery store and pharmacy workers, construction workers, education staff and truck drivers. 

Police officers, firefighters, correctional system workers, Canada Post workers, hotel employees and more are also eligible. 

On top of this, power workers and individuals who are working to administer, distribute or manufacture COVID-19 vaccines are also on the list. 

Allysha Howse
Ontario Editor