Early Years and Child Care
Dufferin County delivers a wide range of programs, resources, and services to support early childhood development and child care in the community.
Parenting Support and Programs for Children
EarlyON Child and Family Centres
Welcoming places that offer free drop-in programs and play time for caregivers and children from birth to 6 years old.
General Information and Resources
Need information or resources to help in your role as parent/caregiver or child care service provider?
Child Care Fee Subsidy
Dufferin County offers a Child Care Fee Subsidy to eligible families who have children between 0-12 years of age.
Please be advised that there may be a waitlist for Child Care Fee Subsidy.
Raising the Bar
Raising the Bar is a community initiative to promote and support early childhood educators in their continuous commitment to excellence in early learning and child care programs. The program provides a framework for best practice to guide early learning, child care operators, and EarlyON child and family centres in delivering high quality services for children and families.