Executive summary

This operational guidance document outlines the requirements for delivering EarlyON Child and Family programming during the covid 19 outbreak. It includes:

  • highlights of changes
  • pedagogical approaches during covid 19
  • tracking reopening of sites
  • meeting mandatory core services
  • service delivery
  • child minding and respite child care
  • health and safety requirements
  • other operational considerations
  • data reporting requirements

This guidance document is for the following partners:

  • Consolidated Municipal Service Managers (CMSMs) and District Social Service Administration Boards (DSSABs)
  • EarlyON Child and Family Centre service providers
  • school boards


If you require this information in an alternative format, please contact information.met@ontario.ca. We will:

  • acknowledge your request within three business days
  • provide you with the content within 15 business days
Updated: September 16, 2021
Published: April 30, 2021