Children's Services

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COVID-19 Update

School-aged Emergency child care ended June 30, 2021.

Licensed child care centres may resume serving school-aged children for full-days over the summer months, in accordance with the ministry’s health and safety guidance, Operational Guidance for Child Care During COVID-19 Outbreak.

Strict health and safety measures remain in place, including, but not limited to:

  • Screening every day for COVID-19 symptoms before any individual enters the child care premises;
  • Good hand washing throughout the day;
  • Physical distancing;
  • Wearing a mask and eye protection; and
  • Avoiding sharing objects, toys, food, water bottles or other personal items.

EarlyON Child and Family Centres will begin to reopen for in-person outdoor services on June 28. Registration for outdoor programs is now open. EarlyON Centres will continue to offer a large variety of virtual programming throughout the summer and into the fall. 


 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:

 Finding/Applying to child care

You must choose your child care arrangement. But we can help.

Apply for Child Care in the City and County of Peterborough using OneHSN Waitlist and Registry system.

OneHSN is a safe, secure, fast and convenient way to allow parents to:

  • Locate programs close to either home or work.
  • Apply for several child care options in one application.
  • Access OneHSN website anytime, anywhere.

Complete your Application

Finding Child Care just got easier. One Application for Child Care. It's safe, fast & convient.