Child Care

We focus on child care access and affordability. We help families access licensed child care that meets their needs. We also provide financial assistance to cover the costs of licensed child care for children up to 12 years of age for eligible families.

Service Outcome

Residents have access to safe and affordable child care.

2017 Performance

Provided 15,718 fee subsidies, making it possible for lower-income families to benefit from licensed child care.

Supported 44,482 licensed child care spaces with Early Years and Child Care funding.

Expansion of Licensed Child Care and EarlyON Child and Family Centres in Peel

In 2017, the Region of Peel initiated work with key partners including child care providers, Brampton, Caledon, and Mississauga, school boards and the Ministry of Education, to increase access to early years and child care services through the expansion of EarlyON Child and Family Centres and licensed child care spaces in Peel. Funding from the Federal and Provincial governments will allow the Region of Peel to increase the number of programs and child care spaces for residents in Peel starting in 2018. The expansion of these programs will help ensure access to a wide range of high-quality, inclusive and affordable early years and child care services so that families and children are supported to achieve their mental and physical potential.