COVID-19 Update – Mini-Skool Centres are Closed until March 31st

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As you are all now aware the Province mandated closure of all licensed childcare facilities until March 31, therefore, Mini-Skool is closed effective today.

We would like to thank all our parents and staff for their patience, understanding and cooperation in this very challenging time.

As we continue to receive information, we will keep you informed of any changes that arise.

In the interim, please be informed that we will NOT be charging our parents any fees from March 17 to March 31. Rest assured that your space or spaces for your child/children WILL NOT be compromised. Prior to your return, we will have all our centres thoroughly cleaned, disinfected and sanitized, as a precaution moving forward.

In the meantime, keep safe and well out there and know that we are looking forward to your return and the privilege of serving your family again.

COVID-19 Update – All Mini-Skool Centres are Closed

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“Ontario’s Premier Doug Ford has declared a state of emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ford says this order bans public events of over 50 people, including parades, events and services within places of worship until March 31.

Effective immediately, the province has ordered the closure of all facilities providing indoor recreation programs, all public libraries, all private schools, all licensed childcare centres, all theatres, cinemas and concert venues, and all bars and restaurants except to provide takeout food and delivery.”

As per this announcement, all Mini-Skool centres are closed.

COVID-19 Update

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Dear Parent/Guardian,
We recognize this is a time of great uncertainty and stress. Thank you for your continued patience as we ongoingly assess the ever-changing information from various levels of government regarding COVID-19.  Currently, our centres are open and we have implemented stricter measures to ensure the safety and well-being of our children and staff.

Please see below for these measures:

If your child is showing any of the following symptoms:

  • Runny nose

  • Coughing

  • Fever

  • Sore Throat

  • Difficulty Breathing

He/she will NOT be accepted in care.

OTHER INTERNAL PRECAUTIONS

  • No tours until further notice
  • No new enrolments before April 6, 2020
  • Parents MUST wash/sanitize their hands upon entering the centre and exercise proper sneezing etiquette
  • As part of the regular health check, every child’s temperature will be check upon arrival. If it is 101 or over, the child cannot be accepted for care.
  • Every child/staff MUST wash his/her hands upon entering the classroom.
  • Only one individual is allowed to drop off/pick up children
  • Staff will track the names of children who are sent home
  • No neighbourhood walks – please use the playgrounds
  • More frequent daily cleaning of door knobs, tabletops and mouthing toys
  • If your child or anyone in your household is confirmed to have COVID-19, you MUST inform us

Please be advised that we are still in discussion with government agencies regarding COVID-19 and further measures to take. We will be sharing any further decisions as soon as we are able to do so. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we find ourselves in an unprecedented time where information is constantly evolving.

Signed: Mini-Skool Head Office

COVID-19 info

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In light of yesterday’s announcement made by Dr. David Williams, Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health and the order issued by Minister of Education Stephen Lecce., closing schools, please be informed that and there are no changes to our services.

Mini-Skool has been diligent in adhering to all directives and recommendations made by the Ministry of Health, which are as follows based on the Federal Government’s guidance on the prevention and management of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in schools and childcare settings:

  • Staff will reinforce regular hand washing and proper hand hygiene.
  • Staff will share reminders with children to be mindful of coughing and sneezing etiquette.
  • Children, staff and volunteers will be reminded to stay home when they are ill.
  • Staff will take extra care to ensure soap dispensers are filled at all times and hand dryers are working.
  • Cleaning routines will be adjusted so that commonly touched surfaces, such as door knobs, panic bars, push plates on doors, etc. are now cleaned twice daily, and all tabletops/surfaces will be cleaned on a daily basis.

Since many families will require childcare in order to remain at work, especially those working in essential services such as first responders and health care staff, in addition to what the Federal Government has proposed, Mini-Skool has also implemented the following:

  • All external March Break excursions have been cancelled.
  • All Student Placements will be cancelled until further notice.
  • Our cleaning company has an Action Plan in place to ensure the health and well-being of the children and our employees.
  • Parents with ill children, children who have travelled in the past 14 days or children who will be travelling are asked to keep their children home for 14 days. The same applies to all Mini-Skool employees.
  • All Mini-Skool staff and families with regard to symptoms and travel history, will be monitored to follow direction as determined by Public Health.

For more information please visit:

Ontario Ministry of Health: http://www.ontario.ca/coronavirus
Public Health Agency of Canada: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection.html
Government of Canada Travel Advice and Advisory: https://travel.gc.ca/travelling/advisories/pneumonia-china