On March 17, 2020, the Premier of Ontario declared a state of emergency, and ordered the closure of all licensed child care centres and all facilities providing indoor recreational programs (including EarlyON Child and Family Centres).  On March 30, the Premier extended the state of emergency until April 13, 2020.

For answers to frequently asked questions, please visit our COVID-19 Information Page.    



Le 17 mars 2020, le premier ministre de l’Ontario a déclaré une situation d’urgence dans la province et a ordonné la fermeture de toutes les garderies agréées, les programmes récréatifs autorisés, et les centres pour l’enfant et la famille ON y va.  Le 30 mars 2020, le premier ministre a prolongé la situation d’urgence jusqu’au 13 avril 2020.

Pour des réponses aux questions fréquemment posées, veuillez visiter notre Page d’information COVID-19.

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District of Nipissing Children's Services

We promote access to high quality early learning, child care and support for families.

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Looking for Child Care Services

Apply to the registry for licensed child care in your neighbourhood.

Get Help with Child Care Costs

Apply to the waitlist for a subsidy to help pay for your child care.

Children with Special Needs

Learn about the extra supports available for children and youth.

EarlyON Child and Family Centres

Get the details on EarlyON Child and Family Centres available in your community.

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Forever grateful for excellent child care…

Going from a private unlicensed daycare of 3 kids, to a (larger, licensed) facility was nerve wracking, but in the end, we got exactly what we’d hoped for out of it; socialization for our son prior to starting school, comfortable, friendly and educational environment with a good amount of outdoor play. I felt comfortable from day one, and loved the […] staff, the food provided, the activities/crafts and especially the graduation ceremony! Our son blossomed there. His confidence and adaptability grew. And it was all because of what you all provided.

Latest News

Kindergarten Parent Survey 2018

The Kindergarten Parent Survey (KPS) was developed by the Offord Centre for Child Studies at McMaster University and is intended to be used as a companion to the Early Development Instrument (EDI) results. The KPS 2018 was completed by...

District of Nipissing Pre-Kindergarten Experiences Survey

Click here to complete the survey in English or French.

Early Development Instrument (EDI) – 2018 Results

The Early Development Instrument (EDI) is a population based measure developed by the Offord Centre for Child Studies at McMaster University. This questionnaire is completed by Senior Kindergarten teachers in the second half of the year...
Latest Resources

Step-by-Step Child Care Registry Instructions

The District of Nipissing Child Care Registry Manual This manual was written specifically with parents in mind. It walks you through every step in the process with screenshots virtually every step of the way. It covers things like: How to...

Nipissing Licensed Child Care and Approved Recreation Services

This document lists the various licensed child care services and approved recreation services in the District of Nipissing. The PDF provides the program name, relevant contact information, type of program (for profit / not for profit,...

Early Years and Child Care Resources for Parents and Professionals

Ontario’s Renewed Early Years and Child Care Policy Framework (2017) The Ontario’s Renewed Early Years and Child Care Policy Framework builds on our progress and sets a vision for a system in which all children and families...


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