Child Care Services & Programs

Hamilton offers a variety of high quality early years and child care services for families and children.

Early Years Programs & Services

A listing of programs and services available to children ages 0 to 12 and families living in Hamilton.

Learn more about available programs and services

Finding Child Care

Hamilton is a community rich in quality child care and families are encouraged to research child care choices thoroughly as options vary.

Learn more about finding child care in Hamilton

Financial Support for Child Care

Licensed child care just got more affordable in Hamilton. The Child Care Affordability Plan is an initiative of the City of Hamilton funded by the Provincial Government to reduce the cost of child care for families with children 0-4 years of age. 

Families with children ages 0-12 years can apply for financial support for child care costs. You can complete the Child Care Subsidy Calculator to confirm if you're eligible to apply.

Learn more about financial support for child care

To learn about all the programs and services available, visit www.hamilton.ca/ChildCare

Contact us

Phone: 905-546-4870
Fax: 905-546-3064
Email: childcare@hamilton.ca

Hours of Operation:
Monday to Friday
8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Office Address
Child Care Subsidy
Lister Block Building
28 James Street North, 6th Floor
Hamilton, Ontario L8R 2K1

Mailing Address
City of Hamilton
Healthy and Safe Communities
Child Care Subsidy
Lister Block Building, 6th Floor
P.O. Box 2040
Hamilton, Ontario L8P 4Y5