District of Sault Ste. Marie Child Care Registry
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School age children (4 -12 years) whose parents are considered essential workers can apply for Emergency Child Care (ECC).  Once eligibility is determined, you will be waitlisted and contacted when a space is available for your child. 
There will be three operators offering emergency child care.  You will be contacted and provided with the option to take the next available space regardless of location.  You can turn down the space and continue to wait if it is not your preferred site. 
  1. Review the Provincial Essential Workers list to determine if you are eligible. 
  2. If you have an existing account, please update your information by adding the “Emergency School Age Child Care” site as one of your choices.  While updating your account, please ensure that employment information has been included. 
  3. If you do not have an account, please use the link below entitled “Create an Account”  and follow the instructions. 
If you have any questions or require assistance please call:  705-541-7321 or email:  emergencychildcare@socialservices-ssmd.ca



Welcome to the Sault Ste. Marie Central Child Care Application Site


Here you can learn about the child care services available in our community and apply for child care space. The application form is easy to use and the information you provide will determine the child care options available to you. You may place your child’s name on as many lists as you choose. The child care centre will contact you when a space becomes available. Your place on any waitlist will be determined by the date you submit your online application.


You may also apply for a child care space:

  • In person at 540 Albert St. East
  • Call (705)-541-7321


Please Note:

Your child care needs may change from year to year and especially when your child starts school full time. Please review and update your child’s application and your contact information periodically. If at any time you would like to know your status on a child care waitlist please contact that provider directly. If you require assistance in making any changes please call us at (705)541-7321.


For a comprehensive list of child care services in the community and information on how to apply for assistance with child care fees, please visit www.socialservices-ssmd.ca




Information contained in this application will be shared with all child care agencies selected by the applicant, for the purposes of placing your child in an available space. If your child has attended a child care centre in the past, information regarding outstanding child care fees may be shared between child care operators before your child is placed again. Information collected on this application form is subject to the provisions of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA).


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