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 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, visit the Chıldınü Oxford website or call 519-290-0517 ext. 257

 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

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 Licensed child care centres


Ingersoll Children’s Centre
24 Raglan St.
Phone: 519-485-4788
Ages: 0 - 6 years

Parkside Childcare Centre
30 Caffyn St.
Phone: 519-425-0593
Ages: 18 months to 5 years


Wonder Years Child Care
10 Tidey Street
Phone: 226-325-0222
Ages: 18 months to 5 years


Sonbeam Christian Day Care
119 Bidwell St.
Phone: 519-842-7420
Ages: 16 months – 5 years

Tillsonburg Children’s Centre
The Livingston Centre
96 Tillson Ave.
Phone: 519-842-9000 x296
Ages: 0 - 6 years

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

YMCA of Southwestern Ontario
St Joseph’s Catholic School
31 Francis Street
Phone: 519-539-1949
Ages: 30 months – 5 years


Good Beginnings
Algonquin Child Care Centre
Algonquin Public School
59 Algonquin Rd.
Phone: 519-421-9997
Ages: 18 months – 5 years

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

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

Garderie francophone du comté d’Oxford
700 Bristol St.
Phone: 519-539-4419
Ages: 18 months – 5 years

Woodstock YMCA Childcare
808 Dundas St.
Phone: 519-539-1949
Ages: 18 months – 5 years

School aged programs 
Before and after school programs are facilitated through:

Good Beginnings: 519-290-0233 ext. 232

Oxford Community Child Care (OCCC): 519-539-4419

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

YMCA Woodstock: 519-539-1949

Programming is available at the following schools:


Blenheim District P.S. (OCCC)


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


Thamesford P.S. (OCCC)


Tavistock P.S. (Good Beginnings)


Plattsville & District P.S. (OCCC)


Innerkip Central P.S


Emily Stowe P.S (YMCA)


Zorra Highland Park P.S. (OCCC)


Hickson Central P.S


Annandale P.S (YMCA)
St. Joseph’s C.S. (YMCA)
South Ridge P.S. (YMCA)
Westfield P.S (YMCA)


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)



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


Thamesford Preschool
220 Dundas St.
Phone: 519-539-4419
Ages: 30 months - 5 years


Friendship Co-operative Playschool
723 Dundas St.
Phone: 519-539-4287
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
Ages: 2.5 - 5 years
Times: 9:00 – 11:30 a.m., Monday-Friday (September to June)

Licensed home child care 
Licensed Home Child Care offers flexible child care in home settings that are screened and supported by licensed agencies. Care is available in small group settings of up to six children (no more than three children under two years of age) from infancy to twelve years of age. There are two licensed home child care agencies that have a Funding Agreement with the County of Oxford. Home child care providers with a licensed home child care agency are supported by a home child care visitor with a background in Early Childhood Education (ECE) who meets Ministry of Education requirements.

Considering licensed home child care as an option for your family? Speak to a licensed home child care agency:

Oxford Community Child Care (OCCC)

Phone: 519-539-4419

Interested in becoming a licensed home child care provider?

Licensed home child care providers are self-employed individuals who have contracted with either Oxford Community Child Care or Today’s Family to provide quality child care in their own homes. Providers receive ongoing support and access to training, enabling them to provide a high-quality early learning and child development environment in their homes. Contact Oxford Community Child Care or Today’s Family to explore the possibility of developing a rewarding career in your own home as a licensed home child care provider! Each new licensed home child care provider will receive a complimentary Safety Starter Kit.

Learn more about becoming a licensed home child care provider

Oxford Community Child Care recently teamed up with Rural Oxford Economic Development and Community Futures Oxford to offer a virtual information session about becoming a Licensed Home Child Care provider. If you love working with children and would like to stay home AND earn an income, check out this valuable information.

Each new licensed home child care provider will receive a complimentary "Safety Starter Kit" from Oxford County.


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

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

London District Catholic School Board
Services: Education

Oxford County Library
Services: Book Clubs, Homework Help, Crafts and Story Times

Southwestern Public Health
Services: Pregnancy, Breastfeeding, Parenting, Child Safety, Dental Health, Immunizations

Thames Valley District School Board
Services: Education

Services: Preschool Speech and Language

Wellkin Child and Youth Mental Wellness
Services: Child and Youth Programs, Counselling, Parent Support

Woodstock & District Developmental Services (WDDS)
Services: Respite, Family Services, Youth Camp

Canada-Wide Early Learning and Child Care Agreement (CWELCC)

The federal and provincial governments recently signed the Canada-Wide Early Learning and Child Care agreement aimed at making child care more affordable for families.

What does this mean for my family?

If you have a child under 6 years in licensed child care and the centre chooses to participate in the agreement, you may receive a 25% child care fee reduction as of April 1, 2022. An additional 25% fee reduction is also set to occur by the end of 2022.

All child care providers that wish to participate in the Canada-Wide Early Learning and Child Care program will need to apply to Oxford County by September 1, 2022. If your licensed child care provider decides to participate and is approved, they will let you know when you can receive your refund. If your provider decides not to participate, they must let you know this.

When will child care fees be reduced, and retroactive payments be issued?

Once we receive more information from the provincial government, Oxford County will be creating an application process to make it easy for your child care provider to apply to be part of the CWELCC agreement. While this process may take a few months, you will still receive a refund retroactive to April 1, 2022. As this is a new funding program for the child care sector, we will require time to develop the new processes required to support this plan. We ask for your patience as we acquire this information and commit to providing you with updates as we learn more.

How is Oxford County preparing for the rollout of the Canada-Wide Early Learning and Child Care Agreement?

Oxford County is committed to building and supporting a child care and early learning system that meets the needs of all families and children. In the coming weeks, we will be working closely with our provincial and federal governments to carry out this plan. We commit to keeping you up-to-date as more information and details of the plan become available. To learn more about the Canada-Wide Early Learning and Child Care Program visit https://www.ontario.ca/page/canada-ontario-early-years-and-child-care-agreement.

We encourage parents/caregivers to reach out to their child care providers for any questions they have relative to the child care provider's intention to apply to participate in the agreement.

We are excited to be working with our community to support all families with accessing high-quality affordable child care that supports healthy child development and makes Oxford County the best place to raise a child.

Oxford County’s  CWELCC documents are here: