Emergency childcare program for frontline workers in Sarnia-Lambton

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An emergency childcare program for school-aged children of frontline workers has been established in Sarnia-Lambton.

It’s in response to the province’s announcement that all schools in Ontario will revert to remote learning after this week’s spring break.

There’s no indication how long schools will be closed to in-person learning as COVID-19 numbers continue to rise.

The program is for children aged 4 to 12 years and is offered at no cost to eligible parents until schools reopen or emergency childcare is terminated by the education ministry.

A comprehensive list of individuals eligible for emergency childcare, along with the steps on how to apply, can be found on the Emergency Childcare Information Sheet.

The program will be offered at the following locations in Lambton County:

– London Bridge – Holy Trinity School – 60 Lorne Crescent, Sarnia
Phone: 519-337-8668
Email: jvallinga@londonbridge.com

– YMCA – St. Anne’s School – 1000 The Rapids Parkway, Sarnia
Phone: 519-328-4772
Email: ruthann.whitley@swo.ymca.ca

– Lambton Rural Child Care
Phone: 519-331-0802
Email: mwallis@lrchildcare.com

Brooke Central Public School – 7989 Brooke Line #7, Alvinston

Errol Village Public School – 3568 Egremont Road, Camlachie

– North Lambton Child Care

Grand Bend School – 15 Gill Rd, Grand Bend
Contact: Karl Frisa
Phone: 519-238-1066
Email: grandbend@nlchildcare.ca

Kinnwood Central School – 63 MacDonald Street, Forest
Contact: Lisa Scotchmer
Phone: 519-786-6161 ext. 9231
Email: kinnwood@nlchildcare.ca

St. Peter Canisius Catholic School – 424 Victoria Street, Watford
Contact: Joanne VanDamme
Phone: 519-876-9976
Email: nlccwatford@nlchildcare.ca

-Sombra Township Child Care, Riverview Site – 3926 St Clair Parkway, Port Lambton
Phone: 519-892-3151 ext. 201
Email: nderoeven@stccadmin.ca

-YMCA – St. Joseph’s Corunna School – 535 Birchbank Drive, Corunna
Phone: 519-862-5071 ext. 221
Email: kelly.graham@swo.ymca.ca

School aged child care spaces are limited at each site and will be filled on a ‘first-come first–served’ basis.