Child Care Funding Grants

When there are available funds, grant applications for one time operational and capital costs are offered to child care operators.

Repairs and Maintenance Expense Funding

These funds are to help pay for repairs or purchases for the programme to meet legislated requirements. Funding can be used for health and safety practices, the upkeep of equipment, property repairs and maintenance.

Who can apply?

Non-Profit and For-Profit operators can apply for Repairs and Maintenance Expense funds.

Capital Retrofits Expense Funding

These funds are to help pay for minor renovations to existing child care programmes making changes to serve children birth to four years. Funding can be used for minor renovations needed inside (e.g., walls, washrooms) and outside (i.e., playground).

Who can apply?

Non-Profit programmes only can apply for Capital Retrofits Expense funds.

Transformation Expense Funding

These funds are intended to cover one-time costs for child care operators that are involved in business transformation activities and/or require business transformation supports. Funding can be used for costs associated with start-up operational costs such as supplies and equipment; business planning costs; IT upgrades; and moving costs. Funding can also be used for other associated costs related to business transformation including amalgamation; relocation and retrofitting. 

Who can apply?

Non-Profit programmes only can apply for Transformation Expense funds.

Play-Based Materials and Equipment Expense Funding

These funds are to help child care operators to create enriching environments that promote children's exploration and learning through play, consistent with the principles of Ontario's Pedagogy for the Early Years, How Does Learning Happen? Funding can be used for Play-Based Materials and Equipment that are consistent with the principles of How Does Learning Happen? as well as for non-consumable supplies/equipment that support the regular operation of the child care programme (e.g., kitchen supplies; IT; etc). 

Who can apply?

Non-Profit and For-Profit operators can apply for Play-Based Materials and Equipment Expense funds.

Contact:

Children's Early Years Clerk
T 519.837.3620 x 3840