Licensed child care settings COVID-19 data

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Every day, schools, child care centres and licensed home child care agencies report to the Ministry of Education on children, students and staff that have positive cases of COVID-19.

If there is a discrepancy between numbers reported here and those reported publicly by a Public Health Unit, please consider the number reported by the Public Health Unit to be the most up-to-date.

Licensed child care centres and home child care agencies report when a centre or home is closed to the Ministry of Education, using the Child Care Licensing System. Data is taken from the system at 12:00 pm the previous day.

This dataset is subject to change.

Data is only updated on weekdays excluding provincial holidays

Summary of cases in licensed child care settings

This report provides a summary of COVID-19 activity in:

  • licensed child care centres
  • home child care agencies

Data includes :

  • Child care centres and homes with confirmed cases
  • Child-care related child cases
  • Child-care related staff cases
  • Centres closed
  • Homes closed
  • Current number of centres with a reported case
  • Current number of centres closed

Note: In some instances the type of cases are not identified due to privacy considerations.

Licensed child care centres and agencies with active COVID-19 cases

This report lists child care centres and home child care agencies that currently have active cases of COVID-19.

Data includes :

  • Child care centre or home child care agency
  • Municipality
  • Confirmed child cases
  • Confirmed staff/provider cases
  • Total confirmed cases

Note: Total number of confirmed cases may include other people (e.g., parents, other people who live at a home child care location), so the number of confirmed cases of children and staff may not equal the total number of confirmed cases.

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2022-01-21 - 2022-06-13

2020-09-11 - 2021-12-22

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Last Validated Date 2022-06-14
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