Parents and caregivers are asked to share experiences, perspective and ideas about child care and early years services in Oxford County

3 infants playing on the floor with a child care workerOxford County is looking for feedback from parents and caregivers to help shape the future of the child care and early years services.

Parents and caregivers who are interested in and affected by child care and early years services can complete the survey by June 28, 2024, on Speak Up, Oxford! at For taking part, respondents will have a chance to win one of five $50 gift cards to a local business.

As the designated child care and early years service provider in our community, Oxford County is responsible for planning and managing licensed child care services and EarlyON Child and Family Centres. Service providers are required under legislation to develop and maintain a five-year plan to outline local priorities and provide direction for the child care and early years services.

Child care and early years plans must align to Ontario’s Child Care Action Plan, which includes commitments to affordability (lowering fees), increasing access (expanding child care spaces), enhancing high-quality child care, supporting inclusion, and enhancing data and reporting.

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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 125,000 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 is driving innovation in sustainable industries and 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