Niagara (Region of). Community Services Department

Site: Thorold

Service: Children's Services - Children's Programs

Public Comments The Regional Headquarters address has been renamed from 2201 St David's Rd W to 1815 Sir Issac Brock Way.
Description & Services
Description (Service) Niagara Region Children's Services manages the local licensed child care system on behalf of the provincial government. 
There are over 160 licensed child care centres in Niagara. To fill out one application to put your name on the list for multiple child care options and before/after school programs go to the Niagara Region website at and click on child care. 
There are five licensed child care centres directly operated by Niagara Region Children’s Services providing care for children from 18 months to six years of age.  
Niagara Region Children’s Services is also a licensed agency with contracts with home child care providers across Niagara for children from birth to 12 years of age.  
Niagara Region Children’s Services offers financial help with the costs of:  
-Licensed child care 
-Seasonal camps 
-Sports and culture programs (ProKids)  
-Resource consultants to support healthy child development. 
-Child Care Fee Assistance available.
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Dates All year
Areas Served Niagara Region
Eligibility Children 12 years and younger * Infants, Toddlers, Children, Preschool and school-aged children
Application Application for fee subsidy requires an assessment of financial eligibility by a Subsidy Eligibility Worker. Eligible families are provided with the range of locations where subsidy is available. When waiting lists exist for fee subsidy, a priority ranking scale is administered to determine placement for those most in need.
Languages English
Fees Program ; Fee assistance available for child care (based on a sliding scale); recreation opportunities.
Contact Information
Office Phone Community Services 905-984-6900 * Child Care Subsidy Intake 905-984-3750 * ProKids 905-984-6900 ext 3797, Grimsby Residents 905-945-2271 ext 3797
Toll Free Phone Child care subsidy intake Grimsby Residents 1-800-263-7215 ext 3897
Fax 905-984-4463
Primary Contact Darlene Edgar, Director, Niagara Region; Phone: 905-984-6900 ext 3876; Email:
Primary Executive Katherine Chislett, Commissioner
Located In Community Thorold
Address & Map
Campbell East
1815 Sir Issac Brock Way
Thorold, ON L2V 4T7
Intersection Sir Issac Brock Way and Merrittville Hwy
Mailing Address PO Box 344 
Thorold, ON L2V 3Z3
Accessibility Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (20) Regional Government