COVID-19: child care centre closures
Learn about licensed child care closures during the COVID‑19 pandemic. Data is published every day at 10:30 a.m., excluding weekends and public holidays.
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Summary of licensed child care centre closures
This is a summary of licensed child care centre closures in Ontario.
In Ontario, there are over 5,500 licensed child care centres.
Last updated: May 20, 2022 at 10:30 a.m.
|Date||Number of licensed child care centres closed||Total number of licensed child care centres||Percentage|
|May 19, 2022||1||5,546||0.02%|
Notes about this data
This report includes closures by a public health unit and voluntary closures as reported by child care centres due to COVID-19 reasons (for example, operational requirements).
Home child care data is not included.
Where the numbers come from
Every day, licensed child care centres report to the Ministry of Education on COVID-19 related closures.
Data is current as of 12:00 p.m. the previous business day.
Child care centres
Licensed child care centres report to the Ministry of Education when a centre is closed due to COVID-19 related reasons, using the Child Care Licensing System.
Find previously published data
Find previously published data about COVID-19 cases in child care centres.