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Emergency child care

Available to eligible health care, and other essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In collaboration with the Ontario government, the Region of Peel is partnering with licensed child care providers to deliver free emergency child care.

Emergency child care centres are open across Peel. Some of these centres offer child care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to eligible parents with children age 12 and under.

Application process

Emergency child care services are reserved exclusively for children of eligible health care, and other essential workers who have no other child care alternatives and are required to report to a work site. To confirm if you qualify, check your eligibility with the Ontario government.

Child care placement is managed through a centralized application process for all sites. The Region of Peel will review applications for eligibility and to determine the most suitable placement to meet identified needs and then will contact families directly.

All eligible workers are encouraged to apply. However, due to limited spaces, the Region may need to prioritize front-line health care workers and first responders.

The Region of Peel will continue to work with licensed child care providers to expand the delivery of free emergency child care based on demand.


Complete the application form only if you require child care services during this time.

Apply for child care

Health screening, safety and enhanced disinfection

Peel Public Health is providing direction for all safety and screening protocols in emergency licensed child care centres to help limit the spread of COVID-19. Enhanced measures to protect the health and safety of children, parents and staff have been implemented.

These measures include:

Alternative child care option

If you are not eligible, but still need child care, licensed home based child care is available in Peel. For more information, visit or call Child Development Resource Connection Peel (CDRCP) at 905-890-9432.