Know your options

If you have an infant, toddler or preschooler, choose between:

If your child is in – or ready for – school:

Search for child care

Find child care near you

After you’ve found child care options for your family:

  1. search a list to see a caregiver’s safety record
  2. select your top choices
  3. contact each caregiver to ask questions about their services
  4. get your child ready for child care

Get a list of questions in many languages

Before you choose a child care provider, ask questions about costs, health, safety, nutrition and more.

Learn about the Canada-wide Early Learning and Child Care system

Get information about Ontario’s action plan under the Canada-wide Early Learning and Child Care system, how we’re lowering child care fees, increasing access, and supporting enhanced access and inclusion

How to start and operate a child care program

Learn about the rules and requirements to operate a child care program in Ontario.

Learn how to get a child care licence in Ontario, including how to apply, information on fees and required approvals.

Get help paying

If your child is in a licensed child care program:

  1. find out if you qualify for an Ontario child care subsidy
  2. contact your local government to apply for a subsidy

Make a complaint

Find out how to report a concern about a child care provider in Ontario.

Unlicensed care: 1-844-516-6263
Licensed care: 1-877-510-5333