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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.

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

Find and Apply for Child Care - Onelist Bruce County


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.

Child Care Fee Subsidy Program Brochure

List of Child Care Programs in Bruce County

For information on how to become an Approved Bruce County Home Child Care Provider please see our brochure.

Home Child Care Provider

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:

Preschool Resource Program

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.

OEYC Brochures

Ministry of Education


Contact Information

30 Park Street, PO Box 399  
Walkerton, ON  N0G 2V0  
Phone:  (519) 881- 0431  
Fax: (519) 881-4324      
Toll Free: 1-800-265-3005 
Email: childcare@brucecounty.on.ca 
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm