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:
Atikokan – Rainbow Centre
Fort Frances – Tall Oaks Atelier, Pathways Atelier, Fort Frances Nursery School & Zaagi-idiwin Aboriginal Head Start
Devlin – Country View Child Care Centre
Rainy River – Learn, Laugh and Play Children’s 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
Tall Oaks Atelier
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
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
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
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.