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Niagara (Region of). Community Services Department

Site: Thorold

Service: Children's Services - Children's Programs

Contact Details
Office Phone Community Services/Child Care Subsidy Intake 905-980-6000 ; ProKids 905-980-6000 ext 3797
Toll Free Phone Child care subsidy intake Grimsby Residents 1-800-263-7215 ext 3897
Fax 905-984-4463
Site Details
Areas Served Niagara Region
Located In Community Thorold
Address & Map
Campbell East
1815 Sir Isaac Brock Way
Thorold, ON L2V 4T7
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Intersection Sir Isaac Brock Way and Merrittville Hwy
Mailing Address c/o Niagara Region Community Services 
PO Box 344 
Campbell East 
1815 Sir Isaac Brock Way 
Thorold, ON L2V 3Z3
Service and Access Details
Description (Service) COVID-19: Some licensed child care programs in Niagara will be providing emergency child care for school aged children (4-12 years) of health care and essential workers. See for more information and to apply.  
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 Niagara 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-5 years of age, except for the Branscombe Early Learning and Family Centre, which accommodates children from birth-5 years of age and Port Colborne Regional Child Care Centre, which accommodates children 18 months-13 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-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. 
* Financial help for eligible families based on a provincial-mandated income test used to calculate the amount of subsidy 
Also available via Live Chat Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4 pm.
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:15 pm
Eligibility Ages: 13 year(s) and under
Application Application for fee subsidy requires an assessment of financial eligibility by a Children's Services Caseworker. 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 and/or recreation if eligible (based on income testing).
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (20) Regional Government
Service Categories Child Care Expense Assistance ; Child Care Provider Licensing ; Child Care Provider Referrals ; Recreation Related Expense Assistance ~ Children

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