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Opening a Child Care Centre

Opening a Child Care Centre

If you are thinking about opening a new licensed child care program please contact the Children’s Services Department for information related to funding availability and demand for child care in the desired location.

In Ontario, a license is required for any child care program that provides care to more than five children younger than 13 years old. The process to get a child care license takes approximately 4 to 6 months and depends on the time it takes to complete the Ministry of Education requirements. 

Starting/opening a licensed child care centre

After a child care program has become licensed, the program can then apply to have a service agreement with PELASS. 

Are you interested in opening your own home based business as a licensed home child care provider?