Children with Disabilities and Special Needs

Children with disabilities and special needs in licensed child care

The County of Wellington Children's Early Years Division partners with community service agencies to support licensed child care programmes to care for all children. 

This means that children with disabilities and special needs are able to fully participate in child care programmes. The Enhanced Support System has a team of community service agencies that work with families and child care staff to ensure this happens. The Enhanced Support System is a partnership of:

There is no cost to families for the programmes. 

For more information, contact the Children's Early Years Resource Consultants:

Resource Consultants
T 519-837-3620 x3844

Child care fee subsidy can help to pay for licensed child care. It is only available at centres that are subsidy approved by the County of Wellington. 

Inclusive Early Childhood Service System Project

IECSS Now Recruiting in Guelph and Wellington County

The Inclusive Early Childhood Services System Project is asking families of children with disabilities about their experiences with inclusive early childhood services. The County of Wellington, Children's Early Years division is supporting the recruitment process as we hope to learn more about how early childhood services are meeting the needs of children with “atypical development”, “special needs”, “disability”, or “gifts”. 

If you would like to join our study or find out more information please contact the project office at, For the latest updates from the study visit the, 1.833.671.8003 or (416) 979.2563.

IECSS Recruitment Poster

Do you have questions about your child's development? 

You can call HERE 4 Kids anytime to access support and services for children and families.  

Here for Kids 1.844.454.3711 call anytime to access Support and Services for Children and Families

HERE 4 Kids is a free telephone line operated by Canadian Mental Health Association-Waterloo-Wellington. 

As of January 1 2018, KIDSLINE no longer exists

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