Children's Services 

Welcome to the City of Brantford, Children's Services

Our Mission is to maintain a leadership role in planning and management of the child care system in both the City of Brantford and the County of Brant by:

  • Putting the needs and best interests of children first
  • Promoting standards of excellence in early childhood education, care and support
  • Meeting the needs of children and their families for quality, flexible, accessible, and affordable services
  • Planning and managing services that are responsive to community needs

Changes are coming to the Early Learning Centres

*Parents and caregivers across Brantford and Brant County are being asked to complete a survey about early learning programs for children and their families in our community.

The Ministry of Education recently announced a provincial plan to integrate and transform all Ministry funded child and family programs by 2018. The province currently funds four programs that offer a variety of family support services at different locations:

  • Ontario Early Years Centres;
  • Parenting and Family Literacy Centres;
  • Child Care Resource Centres; and
  • Better Beginnings, Better Futures.

*As a first step in the transformation children, parents, caregivers and community members are being asked their thoughts about what types of free early learning programs should be available and where they should be situated. People can share their ideas through a survey, focus groups, and drawings.

*The survey is available through Best Start Early Learning Centres, Child Care Centres, all City and County Libraries and on line through the City of Brantford website.

For more information regarding the transformation process, call Michelle Connor, Manager of Community Partnerships at the City of Brantford

Contact Us

Office Address: 220 Clarence Street, Brantford, Ontario, N3R 3T5
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Telephone: 519-756-3150
Fax: 519-756-2932
Email: Send an email to
Hours: Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (closed on statutory holidays)

How Can We Help You?

Submit a service or information request online.