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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

Infection control resources

Cleaning and disinfection posters

Hygiene posters

Health status signs

Green signs

Yellow signs

Red signs

Additional resources

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.