Child Care Information

Last modified: 
Fri, 05/22/2020 - 12:53

Chief Public Health Officer recommendations for early learning and child care programs

The Chief Public Health Officer (CPHO) is recommending early learning and child care programs in the NWT stay open during the COVID-19 public health emergency wherever possible. 

Child care is considered an essential service and one that allows first responders to report for frontline duty in our hospitals, clinics, fire halls, etc. Without this service, front lines would be significantly impacted. The importance of first responders' ability to report to work is not meant to diminish the important and essential service that early learning and child care programs provide to families.  

To prevent the potential spread of COVID-19, we ask that parents and operators be diligent and keep children home, and in self-isolation, if anyone in the household is showing ANY signs or symptoms of ANY illness or if accessing child care is not essential for parents to complete their duties.  

All licensed early learning and child care programs have strong practices related to the exclusion of children showing signs of illness, excellent cleaning and sanitation practices, and healthy respiratory and hygiene practices. 

The operation of early learning and child care programs is considered safe and encouraged under the following health advice:

  • Early learning and child care programs should require staff and children to follow healthy respiratory and hygiene practices.
  • Children and staff returning to the NWT from overseas and other parts of Canada must self-isolate for 14 days.  
  • All sick children and staff should be sent home, even if they have not travelled. 

The continued availability of licensed early learning and child care programs is critical for ensuring essential workers in the NWT can continue providing services to residents of the NWT throughout the COVID-19 public health emergency, including healthcare services. Updates will be provided to providers and parents if the situation changes.

Monitoring and inspection of licensed child care programs

Monitoring of existing licensed early learning and childcare programs continues as an essential service throughout the COVID-19 public health emergency.

Due to the GNWT’s COVID-19 response, Assistant Fire Marshals (AFMs) from the Department of Municipal and Community Affairs (MACA) will no longer be conducting in-person annual fire inspections in licensed early learning and child care programs across the NWT at this time.  

In order to continue to maintain a high level of safety in licensed programs, the Office of the Fire Marshal (OFM) has provided a fire self-inspection checklist that programs can use to be sure the requirements of the OFM have been met.  

Regional Early Childhood Consultants (ECCs) and AFMs will work closely with programs to ensure compliance and answer any questions licensed program operators may have regarding fire inspections.

Regular, in-person fire inspections will resume once the requirement to self-isolate due to COVID-19 is no longer in effect for GNWT employees.

Licensed early learning and child care programs open during COVID-19

Updated April 30, 2020

North Slave

Yellowknife Family Day Homes

ABC’s Day Home

Sofia Vielhauer

82 Horton Crescent

445-9834

Abacus 123 Family Day Home

Carla Maxwell

2030 Finlayson Drive

920-7172

Amanda's House

Amanda Howard-Mclean

2005 Finlayson Drive

920-2651

Ann’s Day Home

Ann Charles

440 Norseman Drive

873-9942

Aurora Learn and Play Day Home

Shamayla Naz

auroralearnnplay@gmail.com 

444-3322

Bright Beginnings Dayhome               

Amanda Morrison

amandamorrison24@hotmail.com 

446-3660

Chickadee Childcare

Caitlin Krekoski

caitlinkrekoski@gmail.com 

780-646-2087

GabyRon Corner Day Home

Jeany Juntilla

56 Calder Crescent

444-8031

Haley's Dayhome           

Haley Arychuk  

haleyarychuk@gmail.com    

444-7611

Happy Tots Day Home

Lorraine Inman

 

444-0854

Kids Care Day Home

Pim Wangyao

4911 46th Street

669-7549

Le Coffre aux Tresors

Nicole Loubert

10 Calder Crescent

873-2148

Leann's Day Home

Leann MacKay 

175 Demelt Crescent

765-0040

Little Jules Day Home

Julie McNiven

6168 Finlayson Dr. N

920-7636

Little Walkers Dayhome

Morgan Walker

36 England Crescent

444-1365

Lily’s Pad Day Home

Kim Reynolds

40 England Crescent

446-1356

Magical Memories Day Home

Aida Inman

tinman@theedge.ca 

444-8469

Melabert Day Home

Enriqueta Castro

20-705 Williams Ave.

669-0833

Mes P’tits Amis du Nord

Flachar Greenaway

mesptitsamisduenord@gmail.com 

688-6220

Northern Star Day Home

Star Potyok

224 Niven Drive 

445-7446

Precious Little Children 

Daisy Siguenza

plcdayhome.yk@yahoo.com 

446-8378

Precious Reio Day Home

Mary Rose Dela Paz

115 Magrum Crescent

447-0517

Savannah's Covey Care

Savannah Alary

savannah.alary@gmail.com 

306-537-0871

Stepping Stones Family Day Home 

Tara Travis

 

444-9054

Teddy Bear Day Care Linna Williams teddybearcareyk@gmail.com 445-2148

Tempie's Day Home

Temptation Murefu

5017 Forrest Drive

446-8084

Tiny Treasures Dayhome

Carolyn Harvey

113 Borden Dr.

445-2044

Triple “A” Day Home

Gloria Cordero

185 Demlet Crescent

446-2022

Ton of Fun Day Home

Michelle Bevan

#2-496 Range Lake Rd.

445-1378

Vera's Day Home

Vera Peddle

vera@theedge.ca 

445-1911

Yvette’s Day Home

Yvette Cooper

 

688-2185

 

Yellowknife Centres

Centre for Northern Families

Karen Rawson

5117 54th Street

669-0401

Raven's Nest

Karen Rawson

daycare@ykws.ca

445-9620

Garderie Plein Soleil Day Care

Monica Herrell

garderiepleinsoleil@gmail.com

873-9570

Garderie Plein Soleil A/S

Monica Herrell

garderiepleinsoleil@gmail.com

873-9570

Lil’ Wiiliideh Champions Day Care

Niroshi Witharanage

niroshiw@ykdene.com

 

NWT Montessori Society

Jessica Copple

5212-52 Street, N.J Macpherson School and Mildred Hall School

669-7987

Yellowknife Day Care Association

Marine Voskanyan

5019 51st Street

873-6369

Yellowknife Day Care Afterschool

Marine Voskanyan

St Patrick Parish

873-6369

YWCA Afterschool Programs

Hawa Dumbuya-Sesay

Various Schools

873-4293

South Slave 

Fort Smith

Town of Fort Smith After School Program

Jeff Schwartzenberger

867-872-8228 or 867-872-4732

Box 147 - Rec Centre Building, Fort Smith, NT   X0E 0P0

jschwartzenberger@fortsmith.ca 

Kristie’s KiddieGarden Family Day Home 

Kristie Vyse

867-872-2618

Box 441 - #20 Tamarac Crescent, Fort Smith, NT   X0E 0P0

kristievyse@hotmail.com 

Hay River

Arlane's Family Day Home

Arlane Sahugun-Roy

867-874-3096

#10 John Mapes Cresc., Hay River, NT   X0E 0R3

groy@northwestel.net 

Jack & Jill Family Day Home

Brenda Thompson

867-874-6536

#79 McBryan Dr., Hay River, NT   X0E 0R3

brenda-39@hotmail.com 

Little People Family Day Home

Ligaya Mutcha

867-874-3515

#61 McBryan Drive, Hay River, NT   X0E 0R3

mutcha_l@yahoo.com 

Sancie’s Family Day Home

Sancie Gostick

867-874-2658

#12 Riverbend Drive, Hay River, NT  X0E 0R2

sancie28@yahoo.com 

Shirley's Family Day Home

Shirley Gutierrez

867-874-6449

#30 McBryan Drive, Hay River, NT  X0E 0R3

scgutierrez@northwestel.net 

Erlinda's Family Day Home

Erlinda Bowker

867-874-6285

#75 McBryan Drive, Hay River, NT  X0E 0R3

erlindabowker@northwestel.net 

Ya-Ya's BFF Day Home

Sheila Domingo

867-874-4929

#20 McBryan Drive, Hay River, NT   X0E 0R3

dalmo54@yahoo.com 

Jaigene's Family Day Home

Jaigene Tobin

867-874-3001

#8 Ptarmigan Cres., Hay River, NT  X0E 0R8

jaigeneamucay@yahoo.com 

Beaufort Delta 

Children’s First Society

Daycare

Patricia Davison

Executive Director

(867) 777 3703

Email: execdir@childrenfirstsociety.org

Location: Inuvik, NT

Dehcho 

Kid’s Corner Daycare Stephanie Squirrel

867-695-2348

Box 507, Fort Simpson NT X0E-0N0

kidscorner@liidliikue.com

Open Doors Society

Marie Forman

867-695-3963

Box 125, Fort Simpson NT X0E 0N0

Opendoorssociety@gmail.com

Sahtu

All of the programs in the Sahtu region are currently closed.