Finding child care that meets your family’s needs is important. Quality child care programs are welcoming and safe spaces that support the development, health, and well-being of your child.
Finding child care
Use the online Child Care Lookup Tool to find licensed child care options in your area.
Ask questions or report concerns
The Child Care Connect line is a toll-free phone service. Call 1-844-644-5165 to find child care, ask questions or report concerns.
Help with cost
Parents and caregivers can apply for Child Care Subsidy for children up to and including grade 6. Eligibility depends on the family’s income. Learn more about subsidy types and rates.
Families can also benefit from Affordability grants . These grants are given directly to child care operators. Families do not need to apply. Learn more about affordability grants under the "Parent information" section.
Types of care
Learn about the different types of child care available. Understand the differences between licensed, unlicensed, facility based, and home-based options. Check out this guide for caregivers to help you know what to look for and ask, when choosing child care.
Some families may be eligible for respite child care. Respite care is a temporary, short-term arrangement for families without access to other types of care or community support.
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Family and Community Services
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