Update: April 13, 2021 – Attention Sundowners Staff
In an announcement made April 12, 2021, Ontario Premier Ford stated that effective April 19, 2021 all Ontario schools will move to on-line learning. The news release can be found at https://news.ontario.ca/en/release/61106/ontario-moves-schools-to-remote-learning-following-spring-break. At this time, the date for return to in-class learning has not been determined.
Sundowners intends to continue to operate our full day preschool programs at: Holy Cross, King Edward, General Brock, Dougall and Talbot Trail with slightly reduced hours. Ministry directives prohibit Sundowners from providing full day or before and after school care to kindergarten and school age children as the intent is for these children to actively participate in on-line learning at home. Should any of this information change, it will be posted on our website at www.sundownersdaycare.com.
Preschool Hours During School Closures:
Holy Cross: 8:00-5:30
King Edward: 7:30-5:00
General Brock: 7:45-5:45
Talbot Trail: 7:45-5:15
Sundowners will continue to work with the Ministry of Education, the WECHU and the local school boards to ensure that our programs are operating as safely as possible. Ensuring the safety of our children, families and staff continues to be our top priority.
Lay-off notices have been sent out to those staff affected by these closures. Payroll and ROE’s will be processed, and Administration will be working on plans for the open sites. Employees with be contacted by their supervisor or coordinator with regards to shift selections for the operational preschool programs.
Please feel free to contact your site supervisors with any questions or concerns that you may have and continue to visit the Sundowners Website as well as other reliable media outlets for the most up to date information regarding schools and child care.
Thank you for your continued understanding and patience.