Child Care Operators

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Service at a Glance

Funding Agreements

The City of Hamilton enters into funding agreements with licensed child care operators in order to assist eligible families with their childcare costs and for the purposes of distributing funding to eligible child care operators

Child Care Fee Assistance

Child care operators with a funding agreement must comply with data requests from City staff and honour the rate of subsidy. 

Funding Opportunities

Funding opportunities are available to child care operators with a funding agreement with the City of Hamilton.  The purpose of available funding is to provide stability to child care programs and support staff retention.

Annual Service Contract Review

Child care operators with a funding agreement are required to submit an annual service contract review.

Additional Operator Resources
  • City of Hamilton’s System Priorities
  • Hamilton Early Years Quality Program
  • Special Needs Resourcing
  • Serious Occurrences
  • Provisional Licenses
  • Full Day Kindergarten
  • Starting a licensed child care centre
  • Average daily rates
  • Child Care Operator Wait List Policies
  • Early Years Community Plan
  • Community Resources
  • The Hamilton Child Care Registry Operator Resources
Early Years and Child Care Services

Are you looking for child care in Hamilton?  Explore your licensed quality child care options and learn about the number of early years supports and services available to families and children living in Hamilton.

Learn more about your child care options, child care fee subsidy and other available community resources.