Find an Early Learning and Child Care Centre

Licensed early learning and child care centres provide care and early learning opportunities for infants and toddlers, as well as pre-school and school-aged children.

They include nursery schools, full-day child care, and before-and-after-school programs.

Licensed early learning and child care centres are monitored by the Ministry of Education to ensure that they are meeting specific provincial health and safety standards.

Benefits of Licensed Early Learning and Child Care

  • Government-regulated and inspected
  • Children are with other children their age
  • Staff members include professionals with training in early childhood education
  • The centre has to meet certain standards of care
  • Activities are designed for children at different stages of development
  • A child care fee subsidy may be available

Find an Early Learning and Child Care Centre located near you:

AtikokanRainbow Centre
Fort FrancesTall Oaks Atelier, Pathways AtelierFort Frances Nursery School & Zaagi-idiwin Aboriginal Head Start
DevlinCountry View Child Care Centre
Rainy RiverLearn, Laugh and Play Children’s Centre

Rainbow Centre

The team at Rainbow Centre is committed to providing quality child care for children ages 0-12. We follow the lead of children and program according to their developmental level, their needs and interests. We use the How Does Learning Happen? pedagogy to guide our program goals.

Ages of Care Provided: 0-12 years
Supervisor:    Kristi Langner
Address:    25 Rawn Road, Box 748 Atikokan, ON P0T 1C0
Hours: Monday – Friday (7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.)
Accommodations can be made for 7:00 a.m. drop-off and 6:00 p.m. pick-ups
Phone: (807) 597-4517        
Email: anpdc@shawbiz.ca
Facebook: anpdc1989

Tall Oaks Atelier

The team at Tall Oaks is committed to providing child care and early learning programs that enhance opportunities for child development and that support families.  We offer play-based learning in a nurturing environment, guided by trained educators.  We value individuality and build on the strengths of each child and family, and adapt to meet your needs in a warm, responsive and inclusive atmosphere.
 
Ages of Care: 12 months – 12 years   *Infant care coming Spring 2020
Supervisor: Alyssa Koomans
Address: 528 Second Street East, Fort Frances (co-located with Robert Moore School)
Hours: Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 
Phone: (807) 271-3307
 
 

Pathways Atelier 

The team at Pathways is committed to providing child care and early learning programs that enhance opportunities for child development and that support families.  We offer play-based learning in a nurturing environment, guided by trained educators.  We value individuality and build on the strengths of each child and family, and adapt to meet your needs in a warm, responsive and inclusive atmosphere.  
 
Ages of Care: 12 months – 12 years 
Supervisor: Alicia Gattoni
Address: 755 Flinders Avenue, Fort Frances (co-located with St. Mary School) OPENING AT THIS LOCATION LATE FALL 2019
Hours: Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 
Phone: (807) 271-3294
 
Pathways - J.W. Walker Site
School Age Program
Monday to Friday
7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
 
 

Fort Frances Nursery School

The Nursery School is an early learning half-day program that follows the child’s lead and develops curriculum that stimulates their interests and helps develop skills that aid in the preparation for school readiness. This is presented in the form of “play” - the developmentally appropriate avenue through which preschool children learn.

We offer high quality experiences that lead to positive outcomes in relation to children’s learning, development, health and well-being. We support the view that children are competent, capable, curious, and rich in potential and encourage the children to interact and communicate in a positive way and support their ability to self-regulate.    

Ages of Care Provided: 18 months to 6 years
Supervisor: Laurel Basaraba
Address: 340 Church Street
Hours: Monday - Thursday from September to June, Morning and Afternoon Programs
Phone: (807) 274-5653    
Email: ffns@hotmail.ca

Zaagi-idiwin Aboriginal Head Start

The Zaagi-idiwin Aboriginal Head Start is dedicated to providing comprehensive early learning experiences for Aboriginal children in a licensed Early Learning Program. Our program focuses on school-readiness with strong Aboriginal culture and language influences.

Our program and curriculum are based on six specific components: 1) Culture and Language; 2) Education; 3) Nutrition; 4) Health; 5) Parental Involvement; and 6) Social Supports.

We recognize that children are our most valuable resource, as they are the future generations. The Program is based on caring, creativity, and pride, which flows from the knowledge and traditional community beliefs, all within a safe, nurturing, and holistic environment.

Ages of Care Provided: 2.5 to 5 years
Supervisor: Charity McMahon
Address: 308 Butler Avenue
Hours: Monday – Thursday from September to June (8:20 a.m.- 3:20 p.m.)
Phone: (807) 274-7244        
Email: cmcmahon@unfc.org
Website: www.unfc.org

Country View Child Care Centre

Country View Child Care Centre is a licensed child care centre located in Devlin at Crossroads School. We provide our children with a safe, caring and nurturing environment, with many fun and exciting age- appropriate learning activities each day.

Ages of Care Provided: 12 months to 12 years
Supervisor: Jackie Councillor
Address: 185 Highway 613 North (Crossroads Elementary School)
Hours: Monday – Friday (7:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.)
Phone: (807) 486-1264        
Email: countryviewchildcarecentre@outlook.com

Learn, Laugh and Play Children’s Centre

Children are competent, capable and rich in potential. Here at Learn, Laugh and Play Children’s Centre we seek to capitalize on these strengths that are inherent in every child. We want to encourage growth in all domains of the children’s development (social, emotional, physical and intellectual) by creating an environment where children feel a sense of belonging and well-being.

Ages of Care: 12 months to 12 years
Supervisor: Lisa Barrett
Address: 310 Government Road, Rainy River
Hours: Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Phone: (807) 852-3362 Ext. 1