COVID-19 Update

We are now open and operating with precautions following the health regional body, and ministry of education direction.

Please contact your campus to check availability.

 

protocols as the current emergency childcare centres that have been operating in the province. Lullaboo has learned more about the health protocols and will ensure that these continue:

  • Screening and temperature checks before entry into the centre for all staff, children and parents
  • No visitors
  • Removal of all soft toys and equipment that cannot be sanitized
  • No family style serving of food
  • Frequent monitoring of symptoms and temperature checks throughout the day for staff and children
  • A dedicated ‘holding area’ for any child that shows symptoms
  • Sanitizing of high touch surfaces every four hours
  • Sanitizing of all surfaces once a day
  • Sanitizing playgrounds after each use
  • Increased hand washing for staff and children

Tuesday June 9, 2020

Getting Ready for Reopening on Friday June 12
Following today’s announcement, the sprint to return has already begun! With Lullaboo’s experience operating three Emergency Centres, we are more confident in our preparation to ensure a safe and welcoming centre.

No doubt, one of the largest constraints and challenges we will face is ensuring families will be accommodated despite the decrease in capacity in all of Ontario’s child care centres. The province has announced that all childcare centres will be allowed to reopen with a maximum of 10 people per group, including staff and children.

In order to ensure we do our best to accommodate families we are asking parents to provide their intent on returning to Lullaboo by June 10 at noon. If you do not intend on returning immediately, please provide your intended date of return to care in order to help us plan accordingly.

In addition, Lullaboo has expanded hours of operations during this state of emergency for our Heartland and Queen Centres to include overnight and weekend care. Lullaboo hopes to continue this service as we reopen and expand this to all centres. Please let us know if you would be interested in these extended hours.

The province has stated that centres will be following similar protocols as the current emergency childcare centres that have been operating in the province. Lullaboo has learned more about the health protocols and will ensure that these continue:

  • Screening and temperature checks before entry into the centre for all staff, children and parents
  • No visitors
  • Removal of all soft toys and equipment that cannot be sanitized
  • No family style serving of food
  • Frequent monitoring of symptoms and temperature checks throughout the day for staff and children
  • A dedicated ‘holding area’ for any child that shows symptoms
  • Sanitizing of high touch surfaces every four hours
  • Sanitizing of all surfaces once a day
  • Sanitizing playgrounds after each use
  • Increased hand washing for staff and children

 

All of our centres will be operating up to these standards.

Tuesday May 19, 2020

Today, the Ontario Government extended all emergency orders that have been put in place to date until midnight May 29, 2020. This includes the closure of licensed childcare centres in the province.
During the announcement, it was mentioned that the gradual reopening of childcare is expected to begin when the province is ready to transition to Stage 2 based on public health criteria. Lullaboo will work with its local health authorities to learn more and be well prepared for when it is safe to do so.
Some of the additional measures that could be expected include increased disinfecting, removal of toys and equipment that cannot be sanitized, temperature and health screening of all staff and children before entering the facility, priority testing for staff before start of work, frequent monitoring of symptoms and temperature checks throughout the day and a dedicated ‘holding area’ for any child that shows symptoms.
As more details are provided from local health authorities, it will be shared with parents and staff.
Future confirmed date of reopen will be communicated as we hear more from the province.

Wednesday May 6, 2020

As expected, this morning, the Ontario Government extended all emergency orders that have been put in place to  date until midnight May 19, 2020.
In turn, Lullaboo will set a tentative re-open date of May 20th. If there are further extensions, Lullaboo will also postpone those dates accordingly.

Thursday April 23, 2020

We hope that you and your loved ones are all safe and healthy and that the sun we have experienced this week has brought renewed energy and good spirits.
This morning, the provincial order for childcare to remain closed was extended to May 6. As such, Lullaboo’s new reopen date has been set as May 7.
Lullaboo is also working to enhance our sanitary and disinfecting, as well as our illness screening before re-opening. We hope to communicate these steps in more details as we get closer to that date.
Stay safe and stay strong!

Saturday April 11, 2020

We wish to address a childcare related announcements that have been made by the provincial government over the past 24 hours.

 

Extension of Emergency Order to April 23, 2020:
This order will keep all licensed childcare centers to be closed until April 23rd, 2020.

 

At this time, Lullaboo’s tentative reopen date will now be April 24th, 2020.

Until we see each other very soon again, continue to be safe, strong and together.

Tuesday March 31, 2020

 

The Government of Ontario’s emergency declaration and orders to close schools, child care centres, and EarlyON Child and Family Centres have been extended.

Key details from the news release are as follows:

 

  • Private schools, licensed child care centres and EarlyON programs will also remain closed until April 13, according to the Declaration of Emergency, which only allows closures to be extended for one 14-day period at a time. Select centres designated to support frontline health care workers and first responders will remain open.
  • The closure may be extended if necessary to protect the health and safety of students, families and staff.
  • Public schools will remain closed to teachers until Friday, May 1, 2020, and to students until Monday, May 4, 2020. As these dates come closer, this decision will be re-evaluated based on public health advice.

Tuesday March 17,2020

 

Keeping our children, families and educators safe and healthy is our priority. That’s why we are taking steps to proactively protect our children, parents, staff and community in response to COVID-19. To adhere to the province’s declaration of a state of emergency effective March 17 Our centres are temporarily closed until March 31st. Please continue to monitor our website and social media for more details and updated information.