29 May 2020 – Education and child care services to expand in June

Type of Intervention: Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Education
Intervention Categories: Social and physical distancing measures; Reopening schools
Level of Jurisdiction: Prince Edward Island
Lead People/Agency: Education and Lifelong Learning Minister Brad Trivers

Overview: Island children and families will have more access to child care and in-school services when some public health restrictions are relaxed on June 1. Updated public health guidelines will come into effect June 1 to allow for the expansion of child care, for example:

– the cap of 20 people per licensed child care centre will be removed;
– the maximum number permitted in a pre-school group will increase from 5 to 8, and the number of children in a school-aged group will increase from 5 to 15; and,
– Infants can return to centres.
Full details here: https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/news/education-and-child-care-services-expand-june

Type of Justification: No justification given