Child Care in Chatham-Kent: Looking for Child Care
The Municipality of Chatham-Kent offers a variety of
licensed child care programs to meet the needs of parents,
caregivers and their families.
Chatham-Kent Child Care and Supports Registry
As part of our commitment to helping parents access quality, affordable child care Chatham-Kent has developed
a centralized waitlist for licensed child care and before-and-after school programs. Simply completing and
submitting an online application allows you to put your name on the list for any of the licensed child care options
in Chatham-Kent that meet your family’s needs.
The Chatham-Kent Child Care Registry puts an end to running from place to place
to find suitable care for your child. No more calling multiple child care providers.
No more filling out multiple application forms. With the Chatham-Kent Child Care Registry,
you may choose as many child care programs as you like.
The child care operator will contact you when a space becomes available.
Child Care Regulations
Licensed child care, in Ontario, is regulated by the Provincial Government under the Child Care and Early Years Act.
The Child Care and Early Years Act regulates and sets minimum standards for such things as staff to child ratios,
health and safety, outdoor playground space, indoor space and staff qualifications.
To find out more about the Child Care and Early Years Act and the Provincial role in child care you can access their Website.
Parents who wish to contact the Ministry of Education (MEDU) about any aspect of their child's care, may call toll free: 1.866.821.7770.
Finding Local Child Care
In Chatham-Kent there are licensed child care operators, licensed in-home child care providers and High-Five accredited recreation programs that offer activities to children ages six to twelve years.
For a list of licensed child care operators in your area, please click on the link provided for the Ministry of Education website.
For assistance finding a licensed in-home child care provider please click on the link provided for Lambton Rural Child care.
Here is a list of High-Five Accredited Recreation programs in our area: