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.

Early Years System
  • City of Hamilton’s System Priorities
  • Hamilton Early Years Quality Program
  • Special Needs Resourcing
  • Early Years Community Plan
  • Child Care Expansion
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.

Operator Resources

A variety of resources to support child care operators with meeting the expectations of the City of Hamilton and Ministry of Education.

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. 

Early Years and Child Care Services

Are you looking for information about child care and early years services in Hamilton.

  • Find licensed quality care options
  • Learn about the early years supports and programs available to families and children
  • Access community resources developed for early years staff and partners

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