The Regional Municipality Of York


Children need to be cared for while their parents work. They need to be active, participate in recreation programs and eat healthy food. York Region offers programs, subsidies and information for parents and child care providers to ensure these needs are met.

York Region Public Health offers a guide on how to provide a safe and healthy environment for children in a child care setting.

York Region helps make child care more affordable for families with low and moderate income by paying some or all of the cost of child care directly to the child care provider.

York Region provides information to support families with selecting child care options. A variety of resources are available to help select quality child care options.

The plan sets a vision, priorities and key actions to strengthen and integrate child care and early years services for children from birth to age 12 and their families.

Early Intervention Services (EIS) deliver programs that support children with special needs and their families from birth until they enter school.

The Early Development Instrument (EDI) assesses early learning and developmental health of a community’s young children.

This is a resource for health, early learning and child care professionals in York Region who wish to refer a young child or their family for support services. It provides information about programs and services available including details regarding eligibility and referral.

Free drop-in programs for caregivers and children from birth to six years old where they can learn and play with their child, meet people or get advice

The All Our Kids program offers free drop-in centres for parents, caregivers and their children where they can play, learn and network.

York Region provides various types of funding to child care operators through the Child Care Services Agreement.

Call the KIDS LINE (1-888-703-KIDS) to get advice on child care in York Region. The office is open from Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

York Region provides nutritional information and workshops to help child care centres encourage children to eat healthy and live healthy lifestyles.

York Region offers subsidies to help low-income families send their children to recreation programs and camps.

The Red Flags Guide is a quick reference guide for early years professionals to assess the growth and development of children up to six years old.

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  • 1-888-703-KIDS (5437)

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