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In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, County of Wellington Social Services offices are closed to the public until further notice.  Children’s Early Years will continue to provide service over the phone, by mail and through electronic communication.  Please see below for service options.

Dropping off a document?
Please use the drop off boxes located on the exterior of our office buildings at 129 or 138 Wyndham Street, Guelph.

Need information on Child Care Fee Subsidies?
Please contact: Trish McComb, Intake and Eligibility Manager by email at trishm@wellington.ca or by phone at 519.837.3620 Ext 3700
Please note: We are not accepting new subsidy applications during this time of closure.  We will prioritize new applications when our office re-opens.

Need information on EarlyON Centres?
Please contact: Cheryl Anderson, Community Services Manager by email at cheryla@wellington.ca or by phone at 519.837.3620 Ext 3972

For all other inquiries, please contact:
Luisa Artuso, Director of Children’s Early Years Division, please email luisaa@wellington.ca or by phone at 519.837.3620 Ext. 3970

We appreciate your understanding and flexibility as we work to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Children's Early Years is a division of the Social Services department with the Corporation of the County of Wellington. We are one of 47 Consolidated Municipal Service Managers/District Social Services Administrative Boards in Ontario that are contracted by the Ministry of Education to plan and manage the early years system. The early years system includes licensed child care and child and family support programmes. 

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. 

We also lead the Birth to Six Planning Working Group to plan and manage child and family support systems which became part of our services as of January 2018.

The Children's Early Years Division produces many related documents that support our service plans

Early years operators meetings

The Children's Early Years Division holds a meeting for all early years service providers within the wellington service delivery area. These meetings include updates on the early years system and funding. There are also updates from the Ministry of Education.

All early years service providers in Wellington County and in Guelph are welcome to come to the meetings.


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