Children's Services provides funding and support for a variety of programs across the City and County of Peterborough.
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Fee Subsidy Program
Fee subsidies pay a per diem to licensed/formal child care programs for each day that a child is enrolled. Low-income families apply for assistance through our intake screening process. See our Child Care Fee Assistance document for more information.
Wage subsidy is for licensed child care programs and provides direct funding that is ongoing for the salaries and benefits of staff. The intent is to provide stability to programs and support staff retention. Pay Equity is a component in the Wage Subsidy funding for applicable agencies.
Special Needs Resourcing
These funds are paid directly to Five Counties Children’s Centre to support the integration of special needs children into licensed child care centres.
OW Child Care Funding (Formal and Informal)
Subsidies for families returning to school, participating in community or work related placements, entering the workforce, or social needs placements to stabilize a child’s developmental needs to make it possible for parents to be able to participate.
Directly Operated Child Care Programs
Supervised programs for children 15 months to 12 years of age. Providing supervised indoor and outdoor activities to promote a child’s social, emotional, intellectual and physical development. More information is available within our Directly Operated Child Care Programs document.