Children's Early Years Division

The Children's Early Years Division of the County of Wellington Social Services leads planning and system management for all Early Years and Child Care services in Wellington and Guelph.

Young Child at a licensed child care centreThe licenses, regulations, and guidelines for child care and early years are led by the Ministry of Education in Ontario.

The Ministry of Children and Youth Services also provides support for community programmes.These programmes are part of the continuum of services for children and families in Wellington and Guelph.  

In Wellington and Guelph there is licensed centre-based child care and licensed home-based child care.

Search for Licensed Child Care in Wellington.

Search for Licensed Child Care in Guelph.

Does your child have disability or special needs?

Need help paying for child care?

Information for licensed Child Care Operators


Ministry of Education - Consultation on Early Years and Child Care Strategy

We want to make child care more responsive to families across Ontario. Tell us your ideas about how we can help improve access, parental choice and flexibility, affordability and quality.

Your feedback will help the government understand what's important to you when it comes to the early years and child care system.

We will report back on the results of this consultation as part of the Renewed Early Years and Child Care Policy Framework and Expansion Strategy in winter 2017.

Closing date: January 31, 2017

Ministry of Education Consultation on Early Years and Child Care Strategy