Emergency Child Care - Update
A complete list of approved emergency child care sites in Oxford County can be found here: Winter 2022 Emergency Child Care
On January 4, 2022 the Ontario government announced that it will provide free emergency child care for school-aged children for eligible essential workers. This follows the province’s decision to close all elementary and secondary schools, publicly-funded and private, for in-person learning.
- Eligibility for Emergency Child Care: Provincial List of Essential Workers
- Applications are made directly to the child care providers
- If it is a two parent/guardian home they both must be working at their work site (not at home) and be on the list of Eligible Essential Workers
- Spaces are very limited
Oxford County is committed to working with our community partners to enhance the quality of life for all of our citizens, even the youngest among us. Through the management of the licensed childcare system, the ongoing support of the special needs resourcing program and collaboration with family support programs, Oxford County continues to offer programs, services and resources that respond to the needs of children and families in our community.
We invite you to scroll down to find more information about programs, services and resources that can support you on your journey through parenthood in Oxford County…growing stronger together!