Child Care Registry

The Child Care Registry helps families find and apply for space with licensed Child Care Providers.

By joining the Chatham-Kent Child Care Registry you will be able to: 

  • Find licensed child care that meets your needs
  • Add your child(ren) to several child care providers' wait lists at one time
  • Update your contact information and your child care needs, which will be immediately visible in all your child care applications

To learn how to use the Chatham-Kent Child Care Registry, read the steps listed below and the Child Care Registry Tips page. We are working to make the Child Care Registry mobile-friendly but it is best to use a desktop or laptop computer to apply.

View the Chatham-Kent Child Care Registry


Create Your Account or Log In

  • Complete the parent and child detail information screens
  • If you are interested in applying for support with the cost of child care click "Yes, I am interested in applying for child care subsidy."
  • Click "Save & Continue" to apply to child care programs


Apply to Child Care

On the "Care Requirements" page, select the "Preferred Start Date" for child care. For example, if you need before and after school care for the upcoming school year, enter September 1. The Preferred Start Date must reflect the age the child will be when entering the program.

Age Categories

  • Infant: 0-17 months
  • Toddler: 18-30 months 
  • Preschool: 30 months - 4.8 years 
  • KJ/SK: 3.8 - 6 years 
  • School Age: 6 - 12 years

Provider Type

Select the appropriate provider types, the number of days and program times. It is encouraged to "Select All" for these categories as situations may change unexpectedly. This creates more options for parents in the future.             

Child Care Programs

Apply to the child care programs by clicking the "Show Programs" button.  Apply to multiple child care providers as space is limited. Prioritize your program choices using the number one choice as your preferred child care provider and program.

Submit Your Application

Click "Save & Return to Home Screen" to complete the application or click "Save & Add Support Request" which will lead to a referral to either Chatham-Kent Children's Services, Children's Treatment Centre or Public Health Unit.

Once you have returned to the home screen you can add another child, apply to other child care programs and change your preferred start date to apply for programs in another age category.

A child care provider will contact you directly once a space is available. 


Please be aware that registration on the Chatham-Kent Child Care Registry does not guarantee that you will receive a space by the time care is required. Once you have registered, you may contact the child care providers directly for more information about expected wait times. Refer to the Child Care Contact list for telephone numbers.

For technical support with your application, email ckchildcare@chatham-kent.ca or call 519-351-1228 x 2429.