Child Care

The Foster Family Coalition of the NWT (FFCNWT) is offering respite child care services to foster families in all communities of the NWT. This is in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency.

The FFCNWT will now be coordinating the following services for foster caregivers in all communities:

Respite Care: Respite care for up to four hours per week for all foster families who need it.

Day Care: Daycare for families in which the caregivers have to work and need child care during work hours.

If you are a foster caregiver in need of child care in the NWT, or if you are an individual able to offer child care services in the NWT, reach out to:

Mikelle Wile
Respite and Child Care Coordinator
867-446-0012
admin@ffcnwt.com

Safety during the COVID-19 pandemic

When setting up child care, the FFCNWT is following all guidelines provided by NWT’s Chief Public Health Officer to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 in the NWT. Workers be required to go over the safety procedures outlined below, and families will be asked to confirm similar measures.

- I will not come into work if I or anyone in my household is experiencing any of the symptoms of COVID-19, or if anyone in my household is in self-isolation and has been interacting with me. If I live with someone who has an immunocompromised system, or if I have an immunocompromised system, I will not be doing this work right now. I will provide as advanced notice as possible to the FFCNWT if I am feeling sick and cannot work. I will complete this self-assessment tool every morning before working: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/nwt-covid19-self-assessment

 

- I will ensure to take extra measures outside of when I am working to stay away from people, other than those in my immediate household. If I have to go shopping, I must put effort in to avoid touching things with my hands and then touching my face, and stay at least 2 metres away from other people. I will wash my hands and change clothing upon returning home from shopping to reduce the chance of being infected by the virus. I will practice ‘social distancing’ every day.

 

- I must wash my hands regularly at work as well as at home, and continue to remind the kids to do so too when working with them.

 

- I will regularly monitor the kids I am caring for for signs of sickness during the day care / respite care. If I notice any of the kids in camp have any of the symptoms of COVID-19, I will contact their caregiver(s) right away. I have the right to keep myself safe and ask to cancel the camp going forward if the kids are sick.

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