To start, click the link above to complete your online application
Once your account has been activated, you will need to provide information about you and your family on the application form. The information you provide will be used to suggest child care options. You may place your child’s name on as many lists as you choose. The child care provider will contact you when a space becomes available.
Watch the video for more information on how to apply.
Finding Quality Programs
Licensed child care programs must meet and maintain provincial standards set out in the Child Care & Early Years Act. Provincial standards provide for the health, safety and well-being of children. For more information about Child Care, visit the Ministry of Education website.
Check out Bruce County's "Choosing Quality Child Care Guide" to assist in providing practical and legislative information to help you in your research for a quality child care program.
Child Care Choices
Parents can choose from several Child Care choices including:
Child Care Programs (Licensed)
Licensed Child Care Programs offer part-time and full-time care for infants, toddlers, pre-school and school-aged children. Licensed Child Care Programs are licensed by the Ministry of Education and can operate in a variety of locations including private buildings, community centres, and schools. Licensed Child Care Programs staff members include professionals with training in early childhood education. Programs and activities are designed for children at different stages of development and ages.
Nursery School (Licensed)
Licensed Nursery School Programs provide part-time preschool programs for children ages 18 months to 5 years. Nursery School Programs are licensed by the Ministry of Education and can operate in a variety of locations. Programs staff members include professionals with training in early childhood education.
Bruce County Home Child Care Program (Licensed)
Offers children individualized care in a small group setting.
Encourages each child to build trusting relationships with others.
Helps each child fully develop.
Supports parents who work or attend school or need respite.
The Home Child Care Program offers a safe and flexible child care option for infants, toddlers, preschool and school-aged children including full-day, extended hours that includes over-night care, and before- and after-school programs.
The Home Child Care Program provides care for up to 6 children in private homes through contracts with approved Home Child Care Providers.
Bruce County Home Child Care Providers:
- Offer positive experiences to children in your home, view children as competent, capable and rich in potential
- Are committed to offering a quality child care program.
- Build positive & responsive relationships with children and their families.
- Are flexible in daily routines, offering indoor and outdoor activities.
- Provide environments and experiences to engage children in active, creative, and meaningful exploration, play and inquiry
As there are many licensed home-based child care providers in the County of Bruce, OneList does not list individual programs. If you are interested in licensed home child care, please select your preference and a member of the Bruce County Home Child Care team will be in touch with you.
High Five Summer Program
A variety of different programs for children ages 4 to 12 are offered over the summer. Program staff are trained and qualified. Fee subsidy availability and eligibility for these programs may vary. For more information about the High Five Summer Program please visit http://www.highfive.org/.