Dearest Families,

Re: COVID-19 Update – Temporary Tuition Relief Program

At CEFA, the health and wellbeing of our students and their families, of our teachers, and our Franchise Partners (school owners) is of the upmost importance to us.  This is an unprecedented situation the likes of which none of us have faced before.  We fully understand that there are many questions and concerns that you may have over the coming weeks, and we are here for you.

As you know, the B.C. Provincial Government have deemed that licensed Child Care operators would be classified as an “essential service” until classed differently.  By remaining open we will therefore be able to provide a critical service to those in need, especially the families of our front-line critical care workers and other families operating within the essential service category. 

We still, however, have a great responsibility to ensure our students are safe and healthy, and of course, the same goes for our teachers. We continue to support the Government approach of “social distancing” and other measures in place to combat this virus, and hope your family does the same.  Therefore, our policy remains, if parents are able to care for their child at home then they should do so.

In light of this we want to provide some clarity to parents as it relates to their childcare space at our schools, and the Tuition Relief we are offering, which is in alignment with guidance now being provided by the Provincial Government:

  • As a result of COVID-19, if you decide to keep your child home during the month of April 2020, you will not be charged any tuition fees.
  • Your childcare space will also be guaranteed for the month of May 2020.

This is clearly an evolving situation and we will continue to update this policy on a monthly basis as new information comes to light.

Thank you again for your understanding and support during the time.

Regards,

Alex Read 
CEO