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:
Fort Frances – Tall Oaks Atelier, Pathways Atelier, Fort Frances Nursery School & Abinoojii Gamig Child Care Centre
Devlin – Country View Child Care 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 Langer
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
Before-and-after school care for children attending JW Walker School is available at Pathways Atelier within St. Mary School. Please contact the centre for details.
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 Abinoojii Gamig Child Care Centre is committed to providing quality cultural and educational programming for our Indigenous children and their families as well as others in a safe, nurturing, and culturally rich environment. We will support each child holistically by guiding their physical, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Our child care centre offers an infant and toddler program as well as the Zaagi-idiwin Aboriginal Head Start Program (preschool age).
Note: The Zaagi-idiwin Aboriginal Head Start is a unique program that does not operate within the same days and hours of operation of the other childcare programs within the centre. There are specific and mandatory selection criteria that must be met in order to be eligible to access a space within this program
Ages of Care Provided: 6 months to 5 years
Supervisor: Charity McMahon
Address: 821 McIrvine Roard, Fort Frances
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m.- 5:30 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: 12 months to 12 years
Supervisor: Shelby Rea
Address: 185 Highway 613 North (co-located with Crossroads School)
Hours: Monday – Friday (7:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.)
Phone: (807) 486-1264
The team at Stepping Stones 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: 4 months to 12 years
Supervisor: Teddie-Ann Hogan
Address: 9024 Hwy 602, PO Box 57, Emo, ON P0W 1E0 (co-located with Donald Young School)
Hours: Monday – Friday (7:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.)
Phone: (807) 482-2321
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.