Child Care and Early Years System Related Documents and Activities

The Children's Early Years Division is responsible for preparing Child Care and Early Years service plans for our service delivery area (Wellington and Guelph). These Planning Documents provide an overview of the existing child care and early years services and describe our plans for improvements to the system. The 2015-2018 Child Care plan includes how we are transitioning licensed child care into a high quality early learning and child care system. 

The County of Wellington Child Care Operating Criteria is the Children's Early Years Division's tool to measure quality in licensed child care.

To learn about how children in our communities are doing in terms of their health and well-being: Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Report Cards on the Well-Being of Children.

The Economic Value of Child Care describes how high quality, publicly funded, licensed child care helps families and the economy in our area.

List of licensed child care programmes in Wellington and Guelph

What to bring to your Fee Subsidy appointment

Growing Great Kids Guelph-Wellington is a partnership of organizations making it easier for families to access community-based services and supports for children prenatal to age 6 in Wellington and Guelph.

The Supporting the Child Care Transition Action Plan was produced in 2012 by the Children's Early Years Division and the Quality Child Care Initiative. The Quality Child Care Initiative has many current resources to support programmes as they continue to experience change and modernize their programmes.

More information about the government of Ontario's child care modernization planning and implementation is available on the Ministry of Education website.

The County of Wellington Child Care General Operating Grant Strategy is the new funding approach for licensed child care. 

The County of Wellington Board of Directors Handbook is a tool developed especially for Guelph and Wellington County Child Care Boards of Directors and Supervisors.

The County of Wellington, Children's Early Years Division is a partner in a Ryerson University research study that is asking families of children with disabilities about their experiences with inclusive early childhood services. For the latest updates from the study visit the Inclusive Early Childhood Service System website.