Children’s Services and Early Years Programs 

Children's Services

The City of Brantford Children’s Services and Early Years provides support to families in finding quality child care, in applying for child care subsidy to reduce costs and in connecting families to free quality drop in programs in the City of Brantford and the County of Brant.

Child Care

Step 1: Do you need to find child care?

Click for the Brantford-Brant OneList Website

Step 2: Are you eligible for reduced child care costs?

Learn about how we can help with the cost of:

  • Licensed child care
  • Before and after school programs
  • Eligible summer camps

Are You Eligible for Reduced Child Care Costs?

Eligibility for fee subsidy is based on your family’s net income.

Applicants are required to provide their most recent Canada Child Tax Benefit Notice.

The calculator will provide you with an estimate of the monthly amount your family would be required to contribute to their total child care costs (all children).

If your child care costs are greater than the contribution amount, then your family should be eligible for Child Care Fee Subsidy

Family NET Income Daily Child Care Cost per Family regardless of number of children
$20,000 and below $0.00 per day
$40,000 $8.00 per day
$60,000 $31.00 per day
$80,000 $54.00 per day
$100,000 $76.00 per day
$120,000 $99.00 per day
Estimated Cost of Child Care

*The table shown is for illustrations purposes only and is based on full time care. Actual cost for your family will be calculated during the application process.

Step 3: Apply for Your Reduced Child Care Costs

Click to apply for reduced child care costs by filling out the Online Child Care Subsidy Application.

Early Years Programs

Learn about FREE and FUN drop-in programs for you and your children.

Early ON - Child and Family CentreClick to find out more about programs in your neighbourhood.

EarlyON Child and Family Centres offer programming open to all families in Ontario. Activities and services include:

  • Reading, storytelling, sing-alongs, games
  • Advice from professionals trained in early childhood development
  • Information about other family services in your community
  • Connecting with other families with young children

Contact Us

Office Address: 220 Colborne Street E, Brantford, Ontario, N3R 3T5

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Telephone: 519-759-3330
Fax 519-759-1750
Email: Send an email to
Hours: Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (closed on statutory holidays)

How Can We Help You?

Submit a service or information request online.