Social Services – Children’s Services and Early Years Programs 

Children's Services

The City of Brantford Children’s Services and Early Years Department provides support to families in finding quality child care, 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?

Find child care using 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:

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

Eligibility for fee subsidy is based on your family’s net income. Use our Fee Subsidy Calculator for an estimate and learn more about how we can help reduce your child care costs.

Step 3: Apply for Your Reduced Child Care Costs

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 CentreEarlyON 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

Find out about more programs in your neighbourhood

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.