Covid-19 Child Care Policies & Resources

Providing Care During COVID-19                                 

Compass ELC COVID-19 Policy:

Taking into consideration Compass Early Learning and Care’s Program Statement and Pedagogical Principles at all times, CELC supports the physical health, social and emotional well being of children, staff members, providers, students and families during COVID-19, consistent with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and Ministry of Education Operational Guidelines.   

Updated: Nov. 27, 2022

Providing Care During Covid-19 policy

Each team has created a Safety Plan for their program which is available upon request to any family who wishes to review it.


All Ontarians are now eligible to book their first and second doses of COVID-19. For more information, please contact your local Public Health Department, or go to:

Vaccines to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) are perhaps the best hope for ending the pandemic. We strongly encourage everyone to become fully vaccinated unless a doctor tells them they should not.

If you have concerns, talk to your health care provider about the risks and benefits.

Vaccine information in all Compass ELC Regions:



Walk in clinic info:  

Or book ahead of time: 


Walk in Clinic info: 

Or book ahead of time:  

Vaccine FAQs: 

Lots of great info here:  (includes guidance around taking medication to avoid vaccine symptoms, and guidance if you have already had COVID-19, etc.) 


Pregnant and recently pregnant people are more likely to get severely ill with COVID-19 compared with non-pregnant people. If you are pregnant, you can receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Getting a COVID-19 vaccine during pregnancy can protect you from severe illness from COVID-19. The Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines are mRNA vaccines that do not contain the live virus that causes COVID-19 and therefore, cannot give someone COVID-19. Additionally, mRNA vaccines do not interact with a person’s DNA or cause genetic changes because the mRNA does not enter the nucleus of the cell, which is where our DNA is kept.   

More info:

Feeling nervous? Check out these resources:

What to do if your child does not pass screening:

Reopening Policies:

We share these resources freely with Compass ELC families as well as the community to support other child care organizations who might be developing policies to respond to this pandemic.

CKL & Northumberland Policies

Peterborough City & County

Durham Region

Webinars & Resources

What to expect as we reopen child care – June 25, 2020. Video created by CELC’s Emergency Child Care team to show parents an inside look at child care during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Ontario Child Care Parents Webinar – June 9, 2020 Zoom meeting of parents from across Ontario hosted by Association of Early Childhood Educators and Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care.

From Reopening to Recovery Webinar – June 2, 2020. Summary of report by Association of Early Childhood Educators and Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care. Other resources and full report can be found here.

Ontario Emergency Child Care Webinar – May 14, 2020 hosted. by Association of Early Childhood Educators and Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care featuring our Operations Link, Jill Wickins, and Emergency Child Care Lead, Melissa Boekee.

Child Care Operator’s Webinar – April 24, 2020. Association of Early Childhood Educators and Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care – Featuring our CEO, Sheila Olan-MacLean

Pandemic Policies:

Child Care Reopening Information (outlining changes we are implementing at Compass ELC as a result of Covid-19)

Return to Care Policy: Covid-19 Phase 2 Re-Opening of Child Care (Waiting list Policy)


BEST PRACTICES Protocol-2020-07-02

Children who become ill-2020-07-07






Older Policies

Updated June 8, 2021:

Use of Personal Protective Equipment-COVID-19-Peterborough2020-07-07

Protocol for Emergency Child Care Plan during Covid-19

Covid-19 Playground CLOSED signage

Active Screening-Infection Control- Peterborough

Active Screening-Infection Control- CKL

Serious Occurrence Policy

Covid-19 Tip Sheet

Covid-19 Cleaning & Disinfecting

Coronavirus Info Poster

COVID-19 Active Screen Tracking Checklist Forms – Older