Service: Children's Services - Children's Programs
|Record #: NIA0048||Last Modified: 13 Mar 2017||Last Full Update: 10 Jan 2017|
|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)||Manages the local licensed child care system on behalf of the provincial government.
There are over 160 licensed child care centres in Niagara. One application can be filled to be on the list for multiple child care options and before/after school programs through the One List Child Care Registry.
There are five licensed child care centres directly operated by Niagara Region Children’s Services providing care for children from 18 months to 6 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
-Sports and culture programs (ProKids)
-Resource consultants to support healthy child development.
-Financial help for eligible families based on a provincial -mandated income test used to calculate the amount of subsidy
|Hours||Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm|
|Areas Served||Niagara Region|
|Eligibility||Ages: 12 year(s) and under
Infants, Toddlers & 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.|
|Fees||Program ; Fee assistance available for child care (based on a sliding scale); recreation opportunities.|
|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|
|Primary Contact||Darlene Edgar, Director, Niagara Region; Phone: 905-980-6000 ext 3876; Fax: 905-984-3685; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Located In Community||Thorold|
|Address & Map||
1815 Sir Issac Brock Way
Thorold, ON L2V 4T7
|Intersection||Sir Issac Brock Way and Merrittville Hwy|
|Mailing Address||c/o Niagara Region Community Services
PO Box 344
1815 Sir Isacc Brock Way
Thorold, ON L2V 3Z3
|Physical Access||Fully Accessible|
|Legal Status||(20) Regional Government|
|Service Categories||Child Care Expense Assistance ; County Departments/Offices ; Recreation Related Expense Assistance ~ Youth|