Emergency Child Care

Today the government announced that it will provide emergency child care for school-aged children, free of charge, starting Monday, April 19, 2021. This follows the province’s decision to close all elementary and secondary schools, publicly-funded and private, for in-person learning following the April Break.

Due to the restrictions in place, to support the parents of school-aged children who may not be able to support their child’s learning or care at home, the Ministry of Education will be implementing a targeted emergency child care program for school-aged children who are enrolled in school, at no cost to eligible parents, during the period when schools are operating remotely.


Those eligible for Emergency Child Care (ECC) include health care and other frontline workers whose children are currently enrolled in school. Please see the revised list of eligible workers provided by the Province.
For clarity, there may be some children who despite being school-aged (i.e., Junior/Senior Kindergarten) are not registered in school and are currently enrolled in licensed child care. Thus, Junior/Senior Kindergarten-aged children who are not registered in school but are instead registered in licensed centres as of April 12, 2021, may continue to attend the centres throughout the duration of these time-limited public health actions and would not be considered as eligible for Emergency Child Care.

Health and safety measures

Strict health and safety measures required by the Ministry of Education, in consultation with the Ministry of Labour Training and Skills Development, the Ministry of Health and Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health, include but are not limited to the following practices:

  • Daily screening of everyone before entering the premises and keeping attendance records for contact tracing;
  • Practicing the proper use of masks and eye protection, proper hand hygiene and physical distancing; and
  • Enhanced cleaning and disinfecting of toys, equipment, and the premises.



Please contact the providers listed below to register, as well as to inquire about eligibility requirements for emergency child care.

Approved child care centres


Centre Location Status

Angels Day Care (Arva)

Note: for JK/SK children only

14340 Medway Road, Arva N0M 1C0
Email: felisha@angelsdaycares.com
Phone: 226-777-7040

Angels Day Care (Komoka)

Note: for JK/SK children only

1 - 26 Kilworth Park Drvie, Komoka ON N0L 1R0
Email: felisha@angelsdaycares.com
Phone: 226-777-7060

Arva’s Little Red School House

Note: for JK/SK children only

22405 Richmond St. N., Arva ON N5X 4B2
Email: arvaslittleschoolhouse@sympatico.ca
Phone: 519-666-0590

Belvoir Co-operative Nursery School

634 Longfield St, Mount Brydges, ON N0L 1W0
Email: belvoircoop@gmail.com
Phone: 519-652-3419

Kids Ko. Childcare Centre

22568 Komoka Road, Komoka, ON N0L1W0
Email: cristin@kidsko.ca
Phone: 519-472-0002

Mt. Brydges Sonshine Daycare

22243 Allen Road, Mt. Brydges On, NoL 1W0
Email: sonshinedaycare@live.ca
Phone: 519-264-1717

Simply Kids – Strathroy

376 Carrie St, Strathroy, ON N7G 3E3
Email: strathroy@simplykidschildcare.com
Phone: 519-246-1304

YMCA - Mary Wright

213 Carroll St. W, Strathroy, ON N7G 1B1
Email: fiona.hunter@swo.ymca.ca
Phone: 226-973-9849

YMCA – Wilberforce

340 Beech St., Lucan, ON N0M 2J0
Email: michelle.fenn@swo.ymca.ca
Phone: 519-857-6580


Centre Location Status

Carrefour communautaire francophone de London - École élémentaire catholique Frère-André

NOTE: For children who attend French elementary schools in London

400 Base Line Rd. W., London, ON N6J 1W1
Email: coordinatrice@ccflondon.ca
Phone: 519-630-8649

Carrefour communautaire francophone de London - École élémentaire catholique Saint-Jean-de-Brébeuf

NOTE: For children who attend French elementary schools in London

270 Chelton Rd. London, ON N6M 0B9
Email: coordinatrice@ccflondon.ca
Phone: 519-630-8649

Carrefour communautaire francophone de London - École élémentaire La Pommeraie

NOTE: For children who attend French elementary schools in London

3500 Settlement Trail, London, ON N6P 0B6
Email: coordinatrice@ccflondon.ca
Phone: 519-630-8649
Gibbons Park Montessori School 29 Victoria Street, London, ON N6A 2B1
Email: info@gibbonsparkmontessori.com
Phone: 519-660-8731

The Kangaroo’s Pouch

Note: for JK/SK children only

1410 Kilally Rd, London ON, N5V 5A3
Email: roospouch2@hotmail.com
Phone: 519-474-3278
Kidorable Child Care Centre 1697 Trafalgar Street, London ON, N5W 2L3
Email: operator@kidorablechildcare.ca
Phone: 519-777-7077
Kidorable Child Care Centre - Jim Ashton 35 Jim Ashton Street, London ON, N5V 3H4
Email: operator@kidorablechildcare.ca
Phone: 519-777-7477
Kids & Company London 1480 Richmond St, London, ON N6G 2N3
Email: londonrichmond@kidsandcompany.com
Phone: 519-432-5260
London Bridge – Huron Heights 1305 Webster Street London, On N5V 3P8
Email: families@londonbridge.com
Phone: 519-453-9570

London Children’s Connection – Byron Somerset Child Care Centre

175 Whisperwood Avenue London, ON N6K 4C6
Email: oncallcoordinator@lcc.on.ca
Phone: 519-643-6164

London Children’s Connection – Eagle Heights Public School

284 Oxford Street West, London, ON, N6H 1S9
Email: oncallcoordinator@lcc.on.ca
Phone: 519-643-6164

London Children’s Connection – Kensal Park Public School

328 Springbank Drive London, ON N6J 1G5
Email: oncallcoordinator@lcc.on.ca
Phone: 519-643-6164

London Children’s Connection – White Oaks Children’s Centre

565 Bradley Avenue, London, ON, N6E 3Z8
Email: oncallcoordinator@lcc.on.ca
Phone: 519-643-6164

London French Day Care

Note: for JK/SK children only

1050 Kipps Lane Unit 13, London ON, N5Y 4S5
Email: info@londonfrenchdaycare.ca
Phone: 519-439-5192
Parkwood Children’s Centre 550 Wellington Rd S, Parkwood Institute Main, London, ON N6C 0A7
Email: barbara.jackson@sjhc.london.on.ca
Phone: 519-685-4058 ext. 42070
Salvation Army - Village Child Care Centre 1340 Dundas Street E., London, ON N5W 3B6
Email: scarter@salvationarmyvillage.ca
Phone: 519-455-8155
Simply Kids - London 30 Jim Ashton St., London, ON N5V 2A9
Email: info@simplykidschildcare.com
Phone: 519-451-9004
stemPlay Learning 2540 Main Street London, ON N6P 1P9
Email: jarod@stemplay.ca
Phone: 519-203-STEM (7836)

Wee Watch Licensed Home Child Care

  • Dream Weavers
  • London Smiles
Email: london@weewatch.com
Phone: 519-850-7019
Whitehills - Wilfrid Jury 950 Lawson Rd. London, ON N6G 3M2
Email: sarahn@whitehillschildcare.ca
Email: jkarasek@whitehillschildcare.ca
YMCA - East Carling 814 Quebec Street, London, ON N5Y 1X4
Email: jamie.usher@swo.ymca.ca
Phone: 519-854-9018
YMCA - Northbrae 335 Belfield St., London, ON N5Y 2K3
Email: lauren.moon@swo.ymca.ca
Phone: 519-868-0062
YMCA - Princess Elizabeth 247 Thompson Rd, London, ON N5Z 2Z3
Email: krystle.csendes@swo.ymca.ca
Phone: 519-639-2320


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