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Oxford County is committed to working with our community partners to enhance the quality of life for all of our citizens, even the youngest among us.  Through the management of the licensed childcare system, the ongoing support of the special needs resourcing program and collaboration with family support programs, Oxford County continues to offer programs, services and resources that respond to the needs of children and families in our community.

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Child Care and Early Years Plan

Work is currently underway to develop a five year plan for child care and early years programs in Oxford County.  If you are a parent/caregiver of a child aged 0-12yrs OR are expecting a baby, we want to hear from you!  You could win a $25 gift card for your thoughts!

We invite you to scroll down to find more information about programs, services and resources that can support you on your journey through parenthood in Oxford County…growing stronger together!

Licensed Child Care

When it comes to connecting families with child care, Oxford County is here to help! We are the designated child care service system managers responsible for planning and managing licensed child care services in our community.

How can we help you?

Looking for Licensed Child Care Centres? Click here to visit the Licensed Child Care Directory.

Ready to apply for a Child Care spot? Submit your application to the Child Care Waitlist.

Want to see if you qualify for reduced Child Care Fees? Check out the Child Care Fee Subsidy Program

Children with Special Needs

Free special needs resourcing support in Oxford County is available to children with special needs who are 12 year old and younger.  Under the program, children with special needs are given the support they need to take part in community child care and family support programs with other children in their age group. Resource teachers are available to help assess and support children with special needs.

For more information, please call 519-421-0687 Ext. 122

EarlyON Child and Family Centres

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EarlyON Child and Family Centres offer free drop-in programs across Oxford County for parents and caregivers with children aged 0-6 years.  They provide engaging, high quality, inclusive programs that support early learning and development. Children are able to learn, play, and engage in positive interactions with other children and adults. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to play alongside their children, meet other parents, talk with professionals, learn about child development and make connections to other services in the community.

For more information on program times and locations, click here

Licensed child care directory

Applying for a child care spot in Oxford County is easier with the new, one-stop waitlist for Oxford County families.
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Ingersoll

Ingersoll Children’s Centre
24 Raglan St.
Phone: 519-485-4788
www.oxfordccc.ca/ingersoll
Ages: 0 - 6 years

Parkside Childcare Centre
30 Caffyn St.
Phone: 519-425-0593
www.goodbeginningsday.com
Ages: 2.5 – 6 years

 

Various locations

Licensed home child care
Oxford Community Child Care (OCCC)
Phone: 519-539-4419
Email: hcc@oxfordccc.ca
www.oxfordccc.ca/home-child-care
Ages: 0 – 12 years

Tillsonburg

Sonbeam Christian Day Care
119 Bidwell St.
Phone: 519-842-7420
Ages: 18 months – 5 years

Tillsonburg Children’s Centre
The Livingston Centre
96 Tillson Ave.
Phone: 519-842-9000 x296
Ages: 0 - 5 years

Tillsonburg Little School Inc.
102 King St. East.
Phone: 519-842-5628
www.tillsonburglittleschool.com
Ages: 15 months - 6 years

Woodstock

Good Beginnings
Algonquin Child Care Centre
Algonquin Public School
59 Algonquin Rd.
Phone: 519-421-9997
www.goodbeginningsday.com
Ages: 16 months – 5 years

Good Beginnings
Woodstock District Community Complex
375 Finkle St.
Phone: 519-421-0687
www.goodbeginningsday.com/
Ages: 0 – 5 years

Good Beginnings
Oxford Gardens
423 Devonshire Ave.
Phone: 519-537-7850
www.goodbeginningsday.com
Ages: 0 months – 5 years

Garderie francophone du comtĂ© d’Oxford
700 Bristol St.
Phone: 519-539-4419
www.oxfordccc.ca/garderie
Ages: 18 months – 3.8 years

Woodstock YMCA Childcare
808 Dundas St.
Phone: 519-539-1949
www.ymcawo.ca/child-care
Ages: 18 months – 5 years

Before and after school programs are facilitated through:

Good Beginnings: 519-421-0687
www.goodbeginningsday.com

Oxford Community Child Care (OCCC): 519-539-4419
www.oxfordccc.ca

Children’s Services of Community Living Tillsonburg: 519-842-6440
 

YMCA Woodstock: 519-539-1949
www.ymcawo.ca


Programming is available at the following schools:

Drumbo

Blenheim District P.S. (OCCC)

Ingersoll

Harrisfield P.S. (OCCC)
Laurie Hawkins P.S. (OCCC)
Royal Roads P.S. (YMCA)
St. Jude’s C.S. (Good Beginnings)

Thamesford

Thamesford P.S. (OCCC)

Tavistock

Tavistock P.S. (Good Beginnings)

Plattsville

Plattsville & District P.S. (OCCC)

Innerkip

Innerkip Central P.S

Norwich

Emily Stowe P.S (YMCA)

Embro

Zorra Highland Park P.S. (OCCC)

Hickson

Hickson Central P.S

Tillsonburg

Annandale P.S (YMCA)
Gyulveszi Centre (Community Living)
St. Joseph’s C.S. (YMCA)
South Ridge P.S. (YMCA)
Westfield P.S (YMCA)

Woodstock

Algonquin P.S. (Good Beginnings)
Central P.S. (Good Beginnings)
East Oxford Central P.S (OCCC)
Eastdale P.S. (Good Beginnings)
Ecole St. Marguerite Bourgeoys (OCCC)
Holy Family F.I.C.S. (Good Beginnings)
Northdale P.S. (Good Beginnings)
Oliver Stephens P.S. (Good Beginnings)
Roch Carrier F.I.P.S.(Good Beginnings)
Springbank P.S. (Good Beginnings)
St. Patrick’s C.S. (Good Beginnings)
St. Michael’s C.S. (Good Beginnings)
Southside P.S. (YMCA)
Winchester St. P.S. (Good Beginnings)

Innerkip

Little Blessings Nursery School
64 Blandford St.
Phone: 519-469-3904
Ages: 16 months – 5 years

Tavistock

Tavistock Preschool
131 Wettlaufer St.
Phone: 519-655-3934, 519-462-2595
Ages: 2- 5 years

Thamesford

Thamesford Preschool
220 Dundas St.
Phone: 519-539-4419
www.oxfordccc.ca/thamesford
Ages: 2.6 - 3.8 years

Woodstock

Friendship Co-operative Playschool
723 Dundas St.
Phone: 519-539-4287
www.friendshipcooperativeplayschool.com
Ages: 18 months – 5 years
Times: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Wee Creations Christian Preschool
800 Juliana Dr.
Phone: 519-421-9755
www.weecreations.ca
Ages: 2 - 5 years
Times: 9:00 – 11:30 a.m., Monday-Friday (September to June)

Additional Resources

Children’s Aid Society of Oxford County
Services: Parenting Support, Safe Sleep Initiatives, Child Protection
519-539-6176

CSC Providence
Services: Education – French Language 519-673-1035

London District Catholic School Board
Services: Education
519-663-2088

Oxford County Library
Services: Book Clubs, Homework Help, Crafts and Story Times
519-539-9800

Southwestern Public Health
Services: Pregnancy, Breastfeeding, Parenting, Child Safety, Dental Health, Immunizations
519-421-9901

Thames Valley District School Board
Services: Education
519-452-2000

tykeTALK
Services: Preschool Speech and Language
1-877-818-TALK

Wellkin Child and Youth Mental Wellness
Services: Child and Youth Programs, Counselling, Parent Support
1-877-539-0463

Woodstock & District Developmental Services (WDDS)
Services: Respite, Family Services, Youth Camp
519-539-7447