Children's Services

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COVID-19 Update

Emergency child care services are available for employees at Peterborough Regional Health Centre, Peterborough Public Health, and long-term care facilities at no cost to parents through an emergency child care plan for provincially identified essential workforces.

There are 114 spaces available at Ministry approved licenced child care agencies for children from infants to 12 years old. To be eligible, the family must have no other option for child care.

Apply for Emergency Child Care

Children's Services is committed to providing services that:

  • Foster early learning and child development
  • Support children being cared for in a safe, nurturing environment
  • Support the inclusion of children with special needs in licensed child care
  • Enable parents to work or undertake training or education leading to employment
  • Provide linkages to other support services

We do this by: