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Child Care

Learn more about how Ontario is modernizing the child care and early years system.

As a parent, you want to be confident that your child gets the best possible start in life, in a healthy, safe and happy environment. You also want child care and early years programs that meet your child's needs as he or she grows and learns. The best way to ensure this is to be informed about your options. Learn about your child care options through the links below:

Information for parents in many languages
Information for parents
in many languages

What child care choices are available?

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Licensed child care programs are offered in homes and in centres.
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How can I find a child care provider?

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Follow these steps in choosing a child care program that's best for your child.
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How can I prepare my child for child care?

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Learn about the best way to transition your child into their new environment.
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Can I get grants and subsidies?

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Ontario's child care subsidy helps eligible families pay for child care.
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What help is available for children with special needs?

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Children with special needs may need extra help to participate in programs.
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How do I resolve concerns about my child's care?

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Find out what to do if you have concerns about your child's care.
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Licensing: Standards, Legislation and Inspections

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Licensed child care programs must meet and maintain specific provincial standards set out in the Day Nurseries Act.
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Frequently Asked Questions for Parents

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Find answers to commonly asked questions about child care in Ontario.
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Information for Child Care Professionals

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There are supports and resources for early childhood educators, child care operators and supervisors.
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