Child Care and Early Years Division

Canada-Wide Early Learning and Child Care (CWELCC) Agreement

On March 28, 2022, the Province of Ontario announced the new Canada-Wide Early Learning and Child Care (CWELCC) provincial/federal agreement for Licensed Child Care Programs to provide an average of $10 per day child care fee by September 2025.

Over the course of the next few months the County of Renfrew, Child Care and Early Years Division, will be working with Licensed Child Care Operators and the Province of Ontario to ensure the program is rolled out in a timely manner. The first steps will encompass working with operators who wish to enroll in the program. Please find helpful links below:

Planning and Design Guidelines for Licensed Child Care Centres

Planning and Design Guidelines for Licensed Child Care Centres (the “design guidelines”), provides provincially focused information on the planning, design, construction, renovation and maintenance of licensed child care centres. These guidelines are intended to support the creation of high-quality, affordable and inclusive child care centres.

COVID-19

The County of Renfrew has implemented proactive measures to limit further transmission of the Coronavirus, known as COVID-19. Currently we are offering services by telephone and email, our facilities are open to walk in traffic.

If you are looking to speak to someone from our office
call : 613-732-4100 or toll free: 1-866-561-7679
e-mail: childcare@countyofrenfrew.on.ca

Important COVID-19 Related Documents:

Version 7: COVID-19 Policies and Procedures Reference Guide (updated September 2021)
Ministy of Education's Before and After School Guidance Document
Ministry of Education's Child Care Guidance Document


The Child Care and Early Years Division is the designated service system manager for provincial funding for licensed child care and EarlyON Child and Family Centres, and directly operates a Licensed Home Child Care Agency in the County of Renfrew.

** Please check out our "EARLYON PROGRAM" tab below for programming being offered in your area!"** 

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Fee Subsidy Estimator for Families   Apply For Child Care Fee Subsidy   Childrens Monthly Program Calendar

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Funding for licensed child care includes the management of both Fee Subsidy and Inclusion Services for children and families residing in Renfrew County. Fee Subsidy is available to families who qualify to help offset the costs of childcare for children up to 12 years of age. Inclusion Services supports the inclusion of children into a licensed child care setting when required. In addition they also provide pedagogical support, and professional development for early learning practitioners and programs.

The County of Renfrew, is the municipal service manager for the EarlyON Child and Family Centres which are free drop-in programs for caregivers and children, from birth to 6 years old. Our centres are welcoming places for all families, and offers a range of services that includes:

  • Engaging parents and caregivers,
  • Supporting early learning and development, and
  • Making connections for families

In an effort to ensure we are “Helping to make Renfrew County the best place to raise a child”, the County of Renfrew Child Care and Early Years Division is committed to the principles and practices behind quality licensed child care and EarlyON Child and Family Centres.