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Resources for early years and child care providers

Funding and support resources for early years and child care providers.

Provider updates

Other information

On March 28, 2022, the federal and provincial government signed the Canada-Wide Early Learning and Child Care Agreement (CWELCC) aimed at making child care more affordable for families and increasing the compensation for eligible child care staff.

These resources are available to support child care providers transition to the new CWELCC program. You can also email your questions to EarlyYearsSystemDivision@peelregion.ca or contact your Early Years Specialist.

Licensed Child Care Centres

Expression of Interest (EOI)

Licensed Home Child Care Agencies

Expression of Interest (EOI)

2022 Workforce Compensation Funding (WCF)

Information Sessions

June 1, 2022: CWELCC Program: Provincial Overview & Next Steps

June 20, 2022: CWELCC Program: What Service Providers Need to Know About the Region of Peel’s Approach for Reducing Fees

July 6, 2022: CWELCC Program: What LHCC Agencies Need to Know About the Region of Peel’s Approach for Reducing Fees

August 10, 2022: Overview of CWELCC Fee Reduction Funding Resources for Child Care Centres

August 15, 2022: Overview of CWELCC Fee Reduction Funding Resources for LHCC Agencies

September 14, 2022: CWELCC Guideline Updates: Intended for Licensed Child Care Providers in Peel

Provider Resources

Review Other Government Funding Supports for details about other government funding Service Providers may be eligible for.

2022 Workforce Innovation Funding (WIF)

2022 COVID-19 Funding

2022 Special Purpose Guideline

2022 General Operating Fund (GOF)

2022 Wage Enhancement Grant (WEG)

Review Other Government Funding Supports for details about other COVID-19 funding supports available to licensed home child care.

2022 Workforce Innovation Funding (WIF)

2022 Licensed Home Child Care Base Funding

2022 Home Child Care Enhancement Grant (HCCEG)

For new child care operators

Infection control

Cleaning and disinfection posters

Hygiene posters

Health status signs

Green signs

Yellow signs

Red signs

Additional resources

The Ontario Food Premises Regulation 493/17 requires all food service premises to have an onsite certified food handler. This includes child care settings. Find a list of approved providers of the safe food handling course from the Ontario government. In addition, In Good Hands, is an online safe food handling training developed by the Thunder Bay District Health Unit that is recognized by the Ministry of Health.

Access information about childhood illnesses from the Canadian Paediatric Society.

For more information or questions refer to Peel Public Health or call 905-799-7700 and ask to speak to a public health inspector.

These resources relate to 2021 funding for service providers. Should you require additional documentation, email EarlyYearsSystemDivision@peelregion.ca.

2021 Special Purpose Funding (SPF)

2021 Wage Enhancement Grant (WEG)/Home Child Care Enhancement Grant (HCCEG)

2021 General Operating Fund (GOF)

2021 EYCC Phase 4 funding & top-up funding

2021 Stabilization funding - COVID-19 positive exposure fee reimbursement

2021 Safe restart funding

Licensed home child care agencies

2021 funding updates

  • March 31 - COVID-19 funding supports April to December

2021 Stabilization funding - COVID-19 positive exposure fee reimbursement

2021 Safe restart funding

2021 Licensed Home Child Care Base Funding

For program or funding related inquiries email us at EarlyYearsSystemDivision@peelregion.ca.

For EarlyON child and family centres related inquiries email us at earlyon@peelregion.ca.

For special needs resourcing related inquiries email us at PIRS@peelregion.ca

For information on the fee subsidy program, contact your Children’s Services Worker (CSW). If you are unsure of which CSW to contact, call us at 905-791-1585.