The United Counties of Prescott-Russell (UCPR) announced Friday (May 8) that it now has arranged a total of six emergency child care centre operations to support front-line workers providing essential services for Prescott-Russell residents during the current pandemic situation.
Use of the centres is free of charge to people classed as "essential service personnel" according to the provincial government’s list. This includes those who work in hospitals and long-term care facilities, as paramedics, police, and firefighters, and in various food service industries such as grocery stores and restaurants which provide take-out or delivery service. The complete list is available at www.ontario.ca/laws/regulation/200051.
Daycare services are available at the Centre éducatif Les Petits trésors locations in Limoges (525-A Limoges Road), Pleasant Corners (4099 Highway 34, Vankleek Hill), Wendover (3250 Principale Street), and Plantagenet (260 Main Street). The phone number for the four locations is 613-807-1566. Daycare services are also available at Bhakta Prahlab Montessori Daycare in Russell (1122 Concession Street, 613-668-6320, firstname.lastname@example.org) and Ste-Trinité Municipal Daycare in Rockland (879 Saint-Joseph Boulevard, 613-809-2895, email@example.com).