About Child Care

The Social and Housing Services Department delivers programs and services to residents of the City of Cornwall and the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry. The department encompasses the following divisions: Child Care, Ontario Works and Social Housing. The Child Care Division plans and delivers quality child care programs and manages the Fee Subsidy Program.  

 Child Care and Early Years Service System Plan

The City of Cornwall manages child care for Cornwall, Stormont, Dundas, and Glengarry. The Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014, governs our work.  We have to establish a service system plan under the Act.

Service managers play a critical role:

  • they maintain in-depth knowledge about the community's needs,
  • they plan and manage the system,
  • they identify and address service gaps,
  • they support service coordination

Our five-year service system plan will serve Cornwall, Stormont, Dundas, and Glengarry.

This is a strategic plan that identifies local priorities. We developed it in partnership with members of the local Early Years Planning Table.

The early years are important, and have a long-lasting impact on a child's future. Please see the following 10 links for information and resources:

  1. Types of Child Care
  2. Search for licensed child care
  3. Common questions to ask a child care provider
  4. Financial support for child care
  5. How to prepare your child for child care
  6. Coping with Separation Anxiety
  7. Returning to Work After Baby
  8. The New Child Care and Early Years Act:  What Providers and Parent Need to Know
  9. Child Development and Early Years Programs
  10. Make a child care complaintHow Does Learning Happen? Ontario's Pedagogy for the Early Years
  11. College of Early Childhood Educators

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Child Care Division
340 Pitt Street, Box 877, Cornwall ON, K6H 5T9

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