Infection prevention and control in child care
Resources and details how to manage illnesses and outbreaks.
Child care centres must develop, maintain, and implement written policies and procedures to promote an effective, efficient and consistent approach to infection prevention and control.
Illnesses guidance for child care providers
- Preventing illnesses in child care
- Managing illnesses and outbreaks in child care
- Childhood illnesses
Infection control resources
- Illness tracking form
- Illness tracking form (French)
- Management of medical devices in a child care setting
- Management of medical devices in a child care setting (French)
- Guidance document for the management of animals in child care centres, 2018
- Guidelines for child care during water interruption
Cleaning and disinfection posters
- Cleaning and disinfection in child care settings
- Cleaning and disinfection in child care settings (French)
- Cleaning and disinfection schedule
- Cleaning and disinfection schedule (French, 2 pages letter size)
- Cleaning and disinfection schedule (French, 1 page legal size)
- Cleaning–up blood and body fluids
- Cleaning-up blood and body fluids (French)
- Disinfection chart for child care settings
- Disinfection chart for child care settings (French)
Health status signs
The Ontario Food Premises Regulation 493/17 requires all food service premises to have an onsite certified food handler. This includes child care settings. Find a list of approved providers of the safe food handling course from the Ontario government. In addition, In Good Hands, is an online safe food handling training developed by the Thunder Bay District Health Unit that is recognized by the Ministry of Health.
Access information about childhood illnesses from the Canadian Paediatric Society.
For more information or questions refer to Peel Public Health or call 905-799-7700 and ask to speak to a public health inspector.