Children First For Bruce County
Children's Services plans and manages the local child care system, focusing on the integration of government initiatives, inter-agency coordination, and the development of new programs and services.
Public Discussion on Ontario’s Early Years and Child Care Strategy
The Ministry of Education is developing a Renewed Child Care and Early Years Policy Framework to support an integrated system of child care and early years programs focused on quality, affordability, access, and responsiveness.
Come out and join the conversation on Friday, January 20, 2017 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at the Knights of Columbus Hall (1658 Hwy 9 Mildmay).
Explore your Child Care Options
OneList Bruce County is an online tool that helps to simplify the process of finding and applying for child care. OneList Bruce County is safe, secure, fast and convenient.
- Find licensed child care programs
- Locate child care programs near home/work
- Apply to multiple child care programs
- Access your application anywhere, anytime
Child Care Fee Subsidy
Child Care Fee Subsidy is available for families who are working, attending school or in need of support for themselves or their children. Subsidy is available in Licensed Child Centres and/or with Approved Bruce County Home Child Care Providers.
A Child Care Fee Subsidy Calculator is available on-line to assist you in determining your monthly parent contribution toward the cost of child care. You will need to have your most recent Notice of Assessment (NOA) for both you and your spouse (if applicable) or your Canada Child Tax Benefit Notice (CCTB) to use the calculator.
If you wish to apply or require more information please see our brochure or call: 1-800-265-3005 or (519)881-0431.
For information on how to become an Approved Bruce County Home Child Care Provider please see our brochure.
Find important questions to ask your child care provider about health, safety and development at ontario.ca/childcare.
Preschool Resource Program
The County provides Special Needs Resourcing services through their directly operated Preschool Resource Program. The intent of the program is to assist children with special needs to maximize their learning opportunities by providing individualized programs, supports, and services. For more information please see our brochure:
Ontario Early Years Centres
The Ontario Early Years Centre Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound sites provide services for children aged newborn to six and their parents, grandparents and other caregivers. The centres provide interactive early learning, literacy and school readiness activities that help give children a healthy start in life. They offer support and education to parents, and provide links and information about other early years services in the community. For more information please see below.
30 Park Street, PO Box 399
Walkerton, ON N0G 2V0
Phone: (519) 881- 0431
Fax: (519) 881-4324
Toll Free: 1-800-265-3005
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm