What is the General Operating Grant?

In 2016, the former wage subsidy funding approach changed to the Wellington County Child Care General Operating Grant strategy. 

Wellington County Child Care General Operating Grants are funds for eligible licensed child care programmes in Wellington County and Guelph, to help support the costs of operating child care. The General Operating Grant has been designed to help stabilize and transform the child care system for children ages birth to 3.8 years, and to enable high quality and consistent child care. 

To receive General Operating Grants, child care programmes must meet operational and service delivery expectations - including the County of Wellington Child Care Operating Criteria.


Dawn Dietrich
Manager of Child Care Administration
T 519.837.3620 x 3690

Luisa Artuso
Director, Children's Early Years Division 
T 519.837.3620 x3970