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.

Emergency Child Care in Oxford County

 

Emergency CC sites Winter 2022 in Oxford County:

Oxford Community Child Care - Laurie Hawkins School – 156 Innes St. Ingersoll.
Hours of operation will be 7 am – 5:30 pm
Deb White is the contact for this site. Her email is dwhite@oxfordccc.ca, phone is 519-539-4419. Parents should contact Deb directly

Good Beginnings at Winchester Public School -110 Winchester St. Woodstock.
Hours of operation will be from 7 am - 6 pm.
Julie Laginskie is the contact for these sites and may be contacted at Julie@goodbeginningsday.comor at 519-290-0233 ext.230.Families are asked to contact Julie directly to apply for a spot.

YMCA - Southside School - 360 Albert Street, Woodstock.
Hours of operation will be 7 am -6 pm.
Chelsea Doughty is the Director for this site and can be contacted at chelsea.doughty@swo.ymca.ca. Telephone # 519-854-9026. Parents should contact Chelsea directly to apply for a spot.

YMCA - Annandale School - 60 Tillson Ave, Tillsonburg.
Hours 7 am -6 pm
​Becky Esseltine is the Director and will be the contact for this site. Her email is becky.esseltine@swo.ymca.ca, and her cell is 226-926-4431. Parent should contact Becky directly.

Initial applications to the YMCA will be processed and prioritized at 2 pm on Thursday January 6. Families will then be contacted about the status of their application for Emergency Care.

Wonder Years Child Care Inc - 80 Main St. West, Norwich.
Hours 7 am - 6 pm
​Randi McCallum & Sarah Zeyen are the contacts for this site and can be reached at 226-325-0222 or through email at wonderyearschildcare@hotmail.com. Parents should contact Randi or Sarah to apply for a spot.

Please check list of ”Eligible Workers for Emergency Child Care – Winter 2022

Licensed Child Care Locations

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 Licensed child care centres

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: 18 months to 5 years


Norwich

Wonder Years Child Care
10 Tidey Street
Phone: 226-325-0222
wonderyearschildcare@hotmail.com 
wonderyearschildcare.info
Ages: 18 months to 5 years


Tillsonburg

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
www.ymcawo.ca
Ages: 30 months – 5 years


Woodstock

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

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

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

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

Good Beginnings: 519-290-0233 ext. 232
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
YMCA

Norwich

Emily Stowe P.S (YMCA)

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 

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: 30 months - 5 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 - 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
hcc@oxfordccc.ca
https://oxfordccc.ca/hcc-parents


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
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