Child Development Support

This is information and support for those running or accessing Supported Child Development (SCD) and Aboriginal Supported Child Development (ASCD) programs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Last updated: September 1, 2020

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Essential Services

Beginning September 1, 2020, all SCD and ASCD programs will revert to their pre-pandemic prioritization system.


School-Aged Children

School-aged children of Essential Service Workers who have been receiving in-own-home care are eligible for SCD/ASCD staffing supports during school hours will no longer be eligible for those supports as of September 10, 2020 to coincide with the start of the 2020/21 school year.


Child Care Centres

Effective August 31, 2020, SCD and ASCD programs are expected to implement a grace period of up to 6 months to support families already on caseload, who have lost their employment or education status.