Child care is widely available for young children and their families in Northwestern Ontario. Child care providers are provincially regulated to protect the health, safety and well-being of children.
The main types of licensed child care in Ontario are:
Child care subsidies are available in Ontario to assist low income families. Your local municipality will be able to provide you with information about how to apply for financial assistance.
- Private child care centres
- Community child care centres (not-for-profit centres)
- School age child care
- Home based child care
If you need help to find a licensed child care provider in your local area, visit the Ontario Ministry of Children & Youth Services or your nearest Ontario Early Years Centre.