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.

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? Check out the listings below under Licensed Child Care locations.

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

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

 Special Needs Resourcing

Chıldınü Oxford provides services to families with children with diverse needs, up to age twelve, throughout Oxford County who attend, or are on the waitlist for, a Licensed Early Learning Program, including: Child Care Centres, Home Child Care, Nursery School/Preschools, School-Age Programs, Authorized Recreation Programs. The focus is on assisting each child to reach their potential and successful participation in their community.

  • Work with Families, Educators and Service Providers to develop goals for your child.
  • Assist your child’s developmental goals through observation, screening, consultation and programming suggestions.
  • Support early learning programs to provide an inclusive environment which meets the needs of all children.
  • Support transition to the school system for children entering school when needed.
  • Offer workshops for Families, Educators and Community Partners.
  • Work collaboratively with EarlyON Child and Family Centres and other Community Partners.

For further information please visit www.childinuoxford.com , contact info@childinuoxford.com or call 519-290-0517 ext. 257 to speak with the Program Supervisor.        

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 EarlyON Child and Family Centres

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 Locations

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

Locations

Centres

Ingersoll

Ingersoll Children’s Centre
24 Raglan St.
Ingersoll, ON
519-539-4419
icc@oxfordccc.ca

www.oxfordccc.ca/ingersoll
Infant, toddler and preschool spaces offered

Parkside                                     
30 Caffyn St.                                
Ingersoll, ON                                
krista@goodbeginningsday.com
https://goodbeginningsday.com/location/parkside/
Only preschool (30 months-6 years) spaces offered

Norwich

Wonder Years
10 Tidey St.
Norwich, ON
226-325-0222
wonderyearschildcare@hotmail.com
https://www.wonderyearschildcare.info/about 
Toddler and preschool spaces offered

Tillsonburg

Sonbeam Christian Daycare
119 Bidwell St.
Tillsonburg, ON
519-842-7420
sonbeam@bethelpc.ca
https://www.facebook.com/Sonbeam-Christian-Daycare-672203816213725/
Toddler and Preschool spaces offered


Tillsonburg Children’s Centre
96 Tilson Ave.
Tillsonburg, ON
519-842-9000 ext.296
sroloson@communitylivingtillsonburg.ca
https://communitylivingtillsonburg.ca/tillsonburg-children-centre-2/
Toddler and preschool spaces offered

 

Tillsonburg Little School Inc.
102 King St. East
Tillsonburg, ON
519-842-5628
tillsonburglittleschool@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/Tillsonburg-Little-School-270265806781351/
Toddler and preschool spaces offered

 

YMCA of Southwestern Ontario
St.Joesph’s Tillsonburg

St. Joesph’s Catholic School
31 Frances St.
Tillsonburg, ON
519-539-1949
childcare@swo.ymca.ca
https://www.ymcaswo.ca/child-care/St-Josephs-Tillsonburg
Infant, toddler, and preschool spaces offered

Woodstock

Good Beginnings              
Algonquin                                  
59 Algonquin Rd.                         
Woodstock, ON                           
519-421-9997 ext. 1                     
dana@goodbeginningsday.com
https://goodbeginningsday.com/location/algonquin/
Infant, toddler and preschool spaces offered

 

Community Complex                

375 Finkle St.                                                      
Woodstock, ON                           
519-421-0687 ext. 123                 
sherri@goodbeginningsday.com
https://goodbeginningsday.com/location/community-complex/
Infant, toddler and preschool spaces offered

 

Oxford Gardens                                                                        
423 Devonshire Ave.                    
Woodstock, ON                             
wendy@goodbeginningsday.com
https://goodbeginningsday.com/location/oxford-gardens/
Infant, toddler and preschool spaces offered

 

Garderie francophone du comte d’Oxford
700 Bristol Ave.
Woodstock, ON
519-539-4419
garderie@oxfordccc.ca
https://oxfordccc.ca/garderie-francophone
Toddler and preschool spaces offered

 

Woodstock YMCA
808 Dundas St.
Woodstock, ON
519-539-1949
childcare@swo.ymca.ca
https://www.ymcaswo.ca/child-care/woodstock
Infant, toddler, and preschool spaces offered

School aged programs 

Before and after school programs are facilitated through:

Good Beginnings             
519-290-0233
https://goodbeginningsday.com/location/school-age/                                

Oxford Community Child Care
519-539-4419
sap@oxfordccc.ca
https://oxfordccc.ca/school-age-programs

YMCA of Southwestern Ontario
519-907-5500 ext.1072
childcare@swo.ymca.ca
https://www.ymcaswo.ca/programs/child-care/school-age-after-care

Wonder Years
80 Main St.W
Norwich, ON
226-325-0222
wonderyearschildcare@hotmail.com
https://www.wonderyearschildcare.info/programs

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 (YMCA)

Norwich

Emily Stowe P.S (YMCA and Wonder Years)

Embro

Zorra Highland Park P.S. (OCCC)

Hickson

Hickson Central P.S (YMCA)

Tillsonburg

Annandale P.S (YMCA)
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)

Preschools 

Ingersoll

Ingersoll Preschool
24 Raglan St.
Ingersoll, ON
519-539-4419
icc@oxforddccc.ca
https://oxfordccc.ca/preschools
Program offered for ages 30 months-5 years Mon-Thurs 9:30am-12pm

Tavistock

Tavistock Little Preschool
131 Wettlaufer St.
Tavistock, ON
519-655-3934
tavistocklittlepreschool@gmail.com
https://www.tavistockpreschool.ca/
Program offered for ages 2-5 years Mon-Thurs 9am-11:30am

Thamesford

Thamesford Preschool
220 Dundas St.
Thamesford, ON
519-539-4419
preschool@oxfordccc.ca
https://oxfordccc.ca/preschools
Program offered for ages30 months-5 years
Tues & Thurs 9:30am-12pm Sept-June

Woodstock

Friendship Cooperative Playschool
723 Dundas St.
Woodstock, ON
519-539-4287
friendshipcooperative@gmail.com
http://www.friendshipcooperativeplayschool.com/
Program offered for preschool (24 months – 5 years) Mon-Fri 9am-12pm

 

Wee Creations Christian School
Preschool
800 Juliana Dr.
Woodstock, ON
519-421-9755
info@weecreations.ca
https://weecreations.ca/
Programs offered for ages 2-5 years Mon-Fri 8:30am-11:30am
Tues-Thurs 12:30pm-3pm Sept-June

Licensed Home Child Care – Considering Licensed Home Child Care for Your Children?

Are you looking for child care for your little ones? Did you know Oxford County offers Licensed Home Child Care? Licensed Home Child Care is care provided in a provider’s home caring for up to 6 children at a time, including their own under 4. Licensed Home Child Care offers a smaller group interaction that’s more personable and feels like a home away from home for your child. Licensed Home Child Care Providers are thoroughly screened by a licensing agency and are supported by a Home Child Care Consultant (Registered Early Childhood Educator) from the agency. Licensed Home Child Care Providers follow the Ministry of Education’s guidelines and with the ongoing support from the Home Child Care Consultant; this ensures the highest quality of care is being provided. If your child attends a Licensed Home Child Care, you may qualify for fee subsidy as well as the Canada Wide Early Learning Child Care Plan.

To apply for a space in Licensed Home Child Care, register on OneList.


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Licensed Home Child Care – Become a Licensed Home Child Care Provider!

Being a Licensed Home Child Care Provider is the perfect solution to wanting to be home with your children and needing to still bring in an income. Being a Licensed Home Child Care Provider, you provide child care in your own home for up to 6 children at a time, including your own under the age of 4. You can set your own hours and days to be open that works best for your family. The agency you choose to become affiliated with can help with enrolment utilizing the OneList but you get to meet with the potential families prior to beginning to ensure they are a good fit for your program. Your business is still yours-- you choose your schedule, activities, toys, and menu and have the ability to consult with Registered Early Childhood Educators (Home Child Care Consultants) for new ideas and suggestions. Being a Licensed Home Child Care Provider, you are required to follow the Ministry of Education’s guidelines; however, this is to not only ensure high quality care is being provided, but documentation that’s included in these guidelines helps track information if concerns were presented.

 Benefits to becoming a Licensed Home Child Care Provider:
  • Receive business supports (administration, enrolment, fee payments)
  • On-going support from a Home Child Care Consultant (Registered Early Childhood Educator)
  • Gain access to meaningful professional learning and network opportunities
  • Eligible for the Home child Care Enhancement Grant, sign-on incentives and ongoing professional resources
  • Eligible to provide care to families who;
    • Want to access reduced fees under the Canada Wide Early Learning Child Care Plan
    • Are eligible to access Child Care Fee Subsidy and/or
    • Are needing to access Special Needs Resourcing supports
 Learn more about becoming a licensed home child care provider

For Oxford County’s Home Child Care Providers there is also an in person network you are welcome to join! This network connects you with other local Home Child Care Providers in Oxford County as well as provides resources for you to grow your business. For more information please visit http://www.oxfordearlyon.ca/Caregiver-Caf%C3%A9

For more information, contact one of Oxford County’s Licensing agencies;

Oxford Community Child Care
379 Hunter Street
Woodstock, ON
519-539-4419
hcc@oxfordccc.ca

https://oxfordccc.ca/hcc-parents               

Today’s Family
44 Greendale Drive
Hamilton, ON
519-410-2087
childcare@todaysfamily.ca

https://www.todaysfamily.ca/programs/licensed-home-child-care/

If you want more information about child care and early years in Oxford County, please contact us:

519-539-9800, 3323

www.oxfordcounty.ca


 

 

Child Care Licensing Resources
There are many resources available to provide information about the licensing process and about licensed child care.

 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