15 May 2020 – Phased reopening of licensed and unlicensed early learning centres

Type of Intervention: Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Civil Defence, Education
Intervention Categories: Legal and policy; New initiatives
Level of Jurisdiction: Prince Edward Island
Lead People/Agency: Premier Dennis King

Overview: The Province of Prince Edward Island announced further details about the expansion of child care services as the province begins to ease public health measures. As the province prepares to enter Phase 2 of Renew PEI, Together on May 22, the provincial government released its plan for expanded child care, which includes:

– increasing the number of licensed child care centres operating from 22 to 155;
– providing child care at licensed centres in groups of 5 people, with no more than 20 people in a centre;
– allowing private home-based child care centres to re-open to their full capacity (up to 7 children); and,
– providing a new childcare allowance to support families using either licensed of private child care services.
Full details here: https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/news/province-outlines-plans-child-care

Type of Justification: Perception of decreased threat