An emergency child care facility for front-line and health-care workers has been approved for Muskoka as parents struggle to find care for their children amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.

According to district officials, the centre will be able to support up to 20 children of essential workers.

“On April 3, the district launched a child care needs assessment survey to better understand the needs for emergency child care in Muskoka and to better assess the capacity of the child care sector to meet those needs,” officials say.

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“Through this process, a third-party licensed child care operator expressed interest in providing emergency child care services and the district…made an application to the province, which was approved last week.”

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