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September 27, 2018
Have your say on child care and early years programming

Online survey seeking opinions on future programming for children 0-12 years

Local parents, caregivers and parents-to-be have an opportunity to help shape the future of child care and early years programming in Oxford County.

Oxford County Human Services is conducting an online survey to get a sense of what parents and caregivers are looking for in programs for children 0-12 years of age. This feedback will be used to help identify the strengths, needs and priorities of the child care system, as we work to develop Oxford County’s Child Care and Early Years Plan.

The online survey takes approximately 10 minutes to complete, and the information provided will remain confidential. The survey is open until November 23, 2018.

Take the online survey now.

A paper survey can also be completed at any EarlyON Child and Family Centre location in Oxford County.

Those who complete the survey will be entered into a random draw for a chance to win one of five $25 Wal-Mart gift card.


Cara VanKlaveren, Supervisor of Family and Children’s Services

“We know it takes a village to raise a child, so we’re asking parents and caregivers to tell us about their experiences with child care and other early years programming in Oxford County. It’s a unique opportunity to help shape future programming for children 0-12 years of age.”  

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About Oxford County Human Services

Oxford County Human Services is here to help improve the overall quality of life for clients through an integrated approach: one client, one file, one client service worker.

Human Services administers financial support programs including Ontario Works and the Ontario Disability Support Program, helps clients find suitable and stable shelter in the community, and manages the licensed child care system in Oxford County including providing subsidies and special needs resourcing to those who qualify.

About Oxford County

Located in the heart of southwestern Ontario at the crossroads of Highways 401 and 403, Oxford County has a population of approximately 114,000 people across eight area municipalities that are “growing stronger together.” As a partnership-oriented, two-tier municipal government, Oxford County is emerging as a leader in sustainable growth through the Future Oxford Community Sustainability Plan and County Council’s commitment to achieving 100% renewable energy, becoming a zero waste community, and working towards zero poverty. Situated in one of Ontario’s richest areas for farmland, agriculture is a key industry that serves as a springboard for some of the sustainable industries that are steadily diversifying the local economy. Oxford County offers a thriving local arts, culture and culinary community, as well as conservation parks, natural areas and more than 100 kilometres of scenic trails. The Oxford County Administration Building is located in Woodstock, Ontario. Visit or follow our social media sites at Oxford County’s Strategic Plan is at

Media contact

Donna Kemp | Strategic Communication & Engagement
519.539.9800, ext. 3158 |