Child Care and Early Learning

The Children's Services and Early Years Department provides support to families in the City of Brantford and the County of Brant to by offering a series of services including help finding quality child care, applying for child care subsidy to reduce costs, connecting families to free, quality drop-in programs and supporting children with special needs in licensed child care.

As the service system manager, the City of Brantford also supports individuals who operate Child Care Centres and Licensed Home Child Care providers, and EarlyON providers. We encourage you to explore the services outlined on this page and to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to get real time updates about programming.

Covid -19 Pandemic Update

Effective September 1, 2020, all licensed child care centres and before and after school programs will be permitted to operate at full capacity, maintaining enhanced health and safety measures.

EarlyON Child and Family programs will be permitted to resume in person programming.  EarlyON programs moving forward past September 1st will be a blend of virtual, outdoor and indoor programming.  All programs will be posted on the EarlyON Calendar and on City social media channels