Find the Right Child Care for Your Family
Early child care can be an opportunity for your child to foster and grow in an environment that will help make the transition to our classrooms even easier. As a parent, you can choose from an array of professional child care programs at a licensed child care centre or a home-based child care provider.
These resources will help you get started:
- The Ministry of Education provides information about choosing, finding, and paying for child care.
- The Boys and Girls Clubs of Kawartha Lakes located in Lindsay/Little Britain offers authorized recreation after programs at Dunsford E.S., Dr. George Hall P.S., Lady Mackenzie P.S., Mariposa E.S., and Ridgewood P.S., a before-school nutrition program at Ridgewood PS, and full-day programming in Little Britain and Lindsay on PA days, Christmas, and March Break. Summer full-day programming is available in Kirkfield at Lady Mackenzie. – Offsite from: Alexandra P.S., King Albert P.S., Mariposa E.S. and Queen Victoria P.S.
- Bobcaygeon Nursery School and Daycare offers child care services for ages 0 – 12 years. The Nursery School offers full and part-time care, before and after school care also available. – Bobcaygeon P.S.
- Compass Early Learning and Childcare offers centre-based, home child care and school age programs are carefully designed for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years. – Archie Stouffer E.S., Fenelon Township P.S., Grandview P.S., Jack Callaghan P.S., Leslie Frost P.S., Parkview P.S., Rolling Hills P.S. and Woodville E.S.
- Fenelon Langton Child Care Centre provides daycare/childcare, incorporating stimulating learning activities in a warm, loving environment. Ages 30 months to 13 years. Nursery school – full and part-time. – Langton P.S.
- Macaulay Treehouse provides quality child care for children ages 15 months to 12 years of age. – Macaulay P.S., Monck P.S. and VK Greer Memorial P.S.
- Muskoka Family Focus & Children’s Place offers licensed programs for children to learn through play. – Gravenhurst P.S., Huntsville P.S., Irwin Memorial P.S., KP Manson P.S., Muskoka Beechgrove P.S., Pine Glen P.S., Riverside P.S., Spruce Glen P.S. and Watt P.S.
- Muskoka Lakes Preschool offers daily programs for children ages 18 months to 5 years. – Glen Orchard P.S.
- Omemee Child Care Centre has space for 67 children, 30 pre-school, and 37 school-age. Integration of children with various physical, behavioural, and intellectual needs is seen as an enrichment to the daily experiences of all children. – Lady Eaton E.S.
- Wee Care Haliburton operates Monday to Friday for children 1.5 years – 12 years. – J.D.Hodgson E.S. and Stuart Baker E.S.
- YMCA Child Care offers full day child care as well as before and after school care. – Muskoka Falls P.S.
- Ontario Early Years Centres offer both part-time and full-time care for families with toddlers, preschoolers and school-aged children. For school-aged children they offer before and after-school care.
Before and After School Care Viability
When there is increased demand for Before and After Child Care in an area without any Before and After School programs, Trillium Lakelands District School Board will conduct a Viability Survey in order to determine demand and viability. If there appears to be enough demand to support a new Before and After Child Care program, the Board will contact existing Child Care providers in the area and they will contact a second viability study. If, after the second viability study, there is enough demand to successfully run a program, the Child Care provider will then go through the license and permit process in order to put a program in place.