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.

Emergency Child Care

Emergency Child Care will come to an end on June 28th.

To be eligible for Emergency Child Care for School Aged children 

  1. Child must have been enrolled in school as of December 31, 2020.
  2. Parents must live or work in the City of Brantford or the County of Brant
  3. Parent must have no other child care option for that period of time.
  4. Parent must be eligible as per Provincial list.

Parents may apply for Emergency Child Care on-line through OneLIST. Centres accepting applications for Emergency Child Care include:

  • A Child’s Paradise
  • Cobblestone Child Care
  • Boys & Girls Club - Kiddy Korner Daycare
  • Boys & Girls Club – Banbury Child Care

In order for the space to be without cost, parents must also complete a registration process through the Children’s Services Fee Subsidy Program.  Click to initiate this process.

EarlyON Child and Family Programs

EarlyON Child and Family Programs will be offered in accordance with provincial direction.  Outdoor in-person programming is anticipated to begin over the next few weeks

EarlyON services continue to include virtual Parent and Child programs, virtual Parent Chats, telephone and email support and EarlyON Videos on the EarlyON You Tube Channel. All programs will be posted on the EarlyON Calendar and on the EarlyOn Facebook page