The Municipality of Chatham-Kent enters into Purchase of Service Agreements with licensed child care providers, licensed in-home child care agencies and High Five accredited Recreation Programs in order to assist eligible families with their child care costs.
Child Care & Early Years Portal
Service Level Agreements
If your organization is interested in entering into a purchase of service agreement, please contact the Child Care and Early Years director at 519-360-1998.
If you currently have a purchase of service agreement with the Municipality of Chatham-Kent and are requesting a rate increase, please submit a copy of the letter that went out to parents indicating the rate increase to firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Child Care Centres
If you are interested in establishing a new child care centre or require licensing information please access the
Ministry of Education for child care providers for valuable information and review the Child Care Licensing in Ontario Orientation Package.
Also, please refer to the 2022 Planning and design guidelines for licensed child care centres.
General Operating Grant Funding
The Municipality of Chatham-Kent also enters into service contracts with licensed child care providers and licensed in-home child care agencies for the purpose of distributing General Operating Grant funding allocations where funds permit. Currently we are not granting new service contracts for this purpose.
Funding received must be reconciled on an annual basis in accordance with the Ministry of Education Guidelines.
It is a requirement of the service contract to have an existing purchase of service agreement with the Municipality of Chatham-Kent.
It is necessary to hold a clear and valid licence from the Ministry of Education and to maintain insurance in accordance with the Municipality of Chatham-Kent Risk Management requirements.
Child Care and Early Years Portal for additional templates and resources.