Operating a Child Care Business

Operating a licensed child care centre or licensed home-based child care agency

Know the requirement and regulations
The Ministry of Education licenses and monitors early learning and child care in Ontario. To apply for and maintain a license, you must follow the requirements and regulations under the Child Care and Early Years Act. If you plan to build or renovate a child care centre, you will need to follow the Ministry's planning and design guidelines.
Funding and service contracts
The City of Brantford administers Child Care Fee Subsidy and Operating Grants for licensed child care centres. For more information, please contact the Children's Services and Early Years program department.
Information for Operators

Wage enhancement grant

The City of Brantford administers Wage Enhancement funding on behalf of the Ministry of Education.

This funding supports wages for child care professionals working in licensed child care settings.

The Wage Enhancement/Home Child Care Enhancement Grants (HCCEG)funding is available for:

  • Program staff working in licensed child care programs
  • Home visitors and providers working with a licensed home child care agency

How to apply

Operators should review the 2019 Guidelines: Wage Enhancement/Home Child Care Enhancement Grants (HCCEG). In order to be eligible for funding, operators must complete the wage enhancement funding application available from Chantal Dunn at cdunn@brantford.ca or 519-759-3330 ext. 5891. Applications are due on or before July 31st, 2019.