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Child Care

Choosing a child care provider
There are two types of child care you need to consider: licensed and unlicensed care

If you’re getting ready to return to work or school after having a baby, it’s time to start looking for child care.

There are two types of child care: licensed and unlicensed. Learn more about child care options through the Child Development Resource Connection Peel.

How Do I Choose Child Care?

Your family should choose a child care provider that meets your unique needs, that is safe, clean and affordable. Take a look at the Parent Info Guide for details on how to choose the right child care for your family.

Visit our Children’s Services page to learn about our child care services and how to apply for a susidy.

Have a specific question?

Region of Peel – Public Health
Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Caledon residents call free of charge at 905-584-2216
to speak with a Public Health Nurse

  • Region of Peel Children’s Services
    Toll Free 1-888-309-6640
    Provides parents and caregivers with information about child care services and how to access these services through fee subsidies, if required.
  • Find support, programs and services for babies and toddlers and for children with special needs.
  • Child Development Resource Connection Peel (CDRCP)
    Toll Free: 1-800-309-6640
    We provide financial help to pay for licensed child care for eligible families. We also offer support programs and services for parent and caregivers with young children and children with special needs.
  • Child Care Info Peel
    A no-fee service that will help you choose child care that best suits your family’s needs. Learn more about child care, early years, and special needs services.

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Revised: Friday February 17 2023

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