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Service providers and partners

If you are a licensed child care service provider, we have resources to help.

Support for child care and EarlyON providers during COVID-19

We've created information to support training and protect the health and safety of staff, children, and families. Access information for child care and EarlyON providers.

Starting a licensed child care program

If you care for more than 5 children under the age of 13 years who have different parents, you must be licensed as a child care provider under the Child Care and Early Years Act.

Child care licensing

EYCCS fee subsidy agreement

During the COVID pandemic, enrolment for fee subsidy decreased and is still lower than pre-pandemic levels. However, to support families, the Region will begin accepting applications for Fee Subsidy Agreements beginning January 2022.

All providers interested in a new EYCCS Subsidy Agreement must apply through the new application form. The Region will notify you of the decision to accept or decline your application within approximately 30 calendar days of receiving a completed Step 1 application form.

Funding and support resources for early years and child care providers

Partnership handbook - for school-based early years and child care partners

The Peel Partnership Handbook supports collaborative and positive working relationships among school staff, early years and child care providers, and other community programs. This helps for seamless transition between the school day and the early years and child care programs in the school.

Partnership handbook

Volunteer and student employment opportunities

We’re currently not accepting student placements due to COVID-19 restrictions.