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.
Note from the District of Sault Ste. Marie Social Services Administration Board (DSSMSSAB)
Parents or guardians of children 0 – 5 years of age (as well as children who turn 6 years prior to June 30th of the calendar year) do not have to apply to receive a child care fee reduction, however your licensed child care operator will need to decide whether or not they want to enroll in this new system. If your licensed child care provider chooses not to participate, your fees cannot be reduced. In addition, camps or recreation programs, and unlicensed child care programs are not eligible.
It will require some time to implement this program and the first step involves identifying operators who wish to enroll. The DSSMSSAB is committed to proceeding as quickly as possible. Fee reductions will be retroactive to April 1, 2022. This means that you will be eligible to receive a refund for the higher fees you have paid after your child care provider is fully enrolled in the CWELCC system.
Your child care provider will be in touch with you to inform you of whether or not they plan to enter an agreement for the CWELCC program and, if enrolling, to let you know when their application has been approved. If you have further questions, please contact your child care provider directly.
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Finding Quality Programs
Licensed child care programs must meet and maintain specific provincial standards, set out in the Child Care and Early Years Act. These standards provide for the health, safety and developmental needs of children. For more information on licensed child care programs, please visit the Ministry of Education's website at http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/childcare/.
District of Sault Ste. Marie Social Services Administration Board
Early Years Services
Early Years Services supports social and economic development by investing in and supporting an affordable, accessible, accountable high quality and inclusive child care system benefitting children, their parents and caregivers and the broader community.
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) 759-5266.
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
District of Sault Ste. Marie Social Services Administration Board Disclaimer
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).
RBB Innovations/OneHSN Disclaimer
RBB Innovations Ltd. (“RBB”), operating as One Human Service Network (“OneHSN”), has no role in authorizing, selecting or screening the information that appears on this website, including the childcare providers or any related employees of childcare providers that are entered into the OneHSN Childcare Connect Application & Waitlist and, accordingly, assumes no responsibility for such information contained on this website. RBB disclaims all civil (including breach of contract or negligence) or criminal liability in respect of the manner in which an end user uses or relies on information obtained from this Website.