Raise awareness and support for The childcare sector

Raise awareness and support for The childcare sector

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Brittany Butt started this petition to Premier of Ontario Doug Ford and

Dear Doug Ford,

As a worker in the childcare sector as a RECE. I am concerned about returning to work. A day in the life of a RECE is one that is worked very close to the children and staff I work with. Children 0-4 do not understand social distancing, hand washing, coughing and sneezing into your elbow etc. Some don’t understand basic things yet like there name let alone what is happening right now. The majority of them need help with feeding, serving, dressing, sunscreen, toileting routines etc. The list truly goes on, they all play along one another, share toys, bathrooms, tables and chairs. We don’t have extra staff to just focus on cleaning. I do that along side my job to care and teach these children.

I am scared for the children who will be in my care! I am scared for myself and my family I return home to each day and I’m scared for the children’s families. Ratios and things need to be reduced in order to assist in our new normal. We need more help? You say we are needed for essential workers but those RECE working are getting nothing to keep them safe. No PPE as masks scare the children! No distancing because truthfully we can’t. Please protect us to, acknowledge us to, keep your children and the people of the future safe. We can’t go back to our job with things the same.

I work in a preschool room which means it’s 24 children to 3 staff and as much as we try to space the children out there’s no way to do this 2m away. Even with small grouping which we do daily we still overlap at times like nap, meals, etc.

Please don’t forget us. Don’t leave us behind, don’t rush this because we matter to.

Sincerely
Brittany

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