Child care at HWDSB schools is provided for children aged birth to 12 years of age. Program details vary by location. Please use the drop-down menu below for each location’s details. To find your local school, use our School Locator.
Please view What Parents Need to Know from the Ministry.
Child care Centres
Under each school, you will be able to link to the Information Hamilton’s Early Years Information Line, where you will find more helpful information including:
- contact information
- type of care offered
- site location
- hours of operation
- age range for which the centre is licensed
- closure dates such as holidays and summer breaks
- whether the centre offers an escort for students between the school and the early learning and child care program.
Information on How to Apply for Financial Assistance for Before and After School Programs: Financial support is available to eligible families who live in Hamilton and need assistance with child care costs for children ages 0-12 years.
To find answers to general questions about child care fee subsidy and learn more about eligibility, who to contact and what to expect please go to: https://www.hamilton.ca/social-services/early-years-and-child-care-services/about-child-care-fee-subsidy
Child Care Subsidy
Lister Block Building
28 James Street North, 6th Floor
Hamilton, Ontario L8R 2K1
Office hours: Monday-Friday. 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Before and After School Programs, Kindergarten- Grade 6
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Child Care Provider Listing/ Links:
Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board provides space for non-profit organizations to operate child care programs within our schools. Please see the listing below for more information regarding the variety of child care services they provide.
Boys and Girls Club
As one of the largest and oldest Boys & Girls Clubs in Canada, we are proud of our history of leveling the playing field and providing
opportunities for children and youth to reach their full potential in life, by supporting their healthy physical, educational, and social development. Our Clubs create environments that are safe and inclusive, fun and stimulating, and provide opportunities for learning, development, leadership, and discovery. Visit Boys and Girls Club website.
Heritage Green Child Care Centre
Heritage Green Child Care Inc. is a Non-Profit child care centre, which first opened its doors in 1993. In 2006, we added a second centre where we operate a School Age Program. The program services both Mount Albion Elementary School and St. James the Apostle Elementary School. As a licensed facility under the Ministry of Education, we are able to accommodate a total of 79 children ages 16 months to 12 years between our two centres. Visit Heritage Green Child Care Centre website.
Jamesville Children’s Centre
Jamesville Children’s Centre offers early learning and care to children 18 months to 12 years. Parents who access the service may be working, going to school, have medical issues, or are struggling with challenges that make it difficult to raise their children. Visit the Jamesville Children’s Centre website.
St. Peter’s Day Care Centre
St. Peter’s Daycare in Hamilton offers full day or part day childcare at the Church of St. Peter’s. Our program participates in Raising the Bar, an initiative that aims to provide a framework for best practices to guide early childhood learning. We currently enroll children ages 18 months to 12 years old. Please call about our after school care program. Visit St. Peter’s Day Care Centre website.
Today’s Family Early Learning and Child Care
Today’s Family Early Learning and Child Care is a non-profit, charitable agency offering a wide variety of Early Learning and Child Care programs and Ontario Early Years Centres. Please see the listing for more information regarding early learning and child care services provided. Visit the Today’s Family Early Learning and Child Care website.
Umbrella Family and Child Centres of Hamilton
Umbrella Family and Child Centres of Hamilton is a non-profit corporation, providing child care for toddlers, preschool and school-aged children within some Board facilities. Please see the listing below to determine in which schools the corporation currently operates. Visit the Umbrella Family and Child Centres of Hamilton website.
Waterdown District Children’s Centre
Established in 1992, Waterdown District Children’s Centre is a non-profit child care facility in Waterdown, Ontario (a village north of Hamilton in the Township of Flamborough) that strives to provide high quality care for ALL children (ages 16 months – 12 years) through an integrated daycare, plus before, after school and summer daycamp programs. Visit Waterdown District Children’s Centre website.
Wesley Urban Ministries
At Wesley Urban Ministries, we know children, youth and their families. We offer a variety of programs across Hamilton, often in neighbourhoods that lack access to supportive services. From learning to read and cook, after school programming and help with homework, support during pregnancy and throughout parenting, recreational activities and early learning initiatives, our programs nurture the healthy growth and development of everyone. Visit Wesley Urban Ministries website.
The Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board also provides space for the YMCA and other non-profit organizations to operate child care programs in our schools. Please see the listing for more information regarding the variety of child care services provided. Visit YMCA Child Care website.
The YWCA Hamilton offers fully licensed child care programs for toddlers, preschoolers and school age children (18months to 12 years of age). Qualified, caring staff engage the children in programs designed to nurture each child’s natural sense of curiosity. Physical, outdoor, creative, educational and play based activities foster a stimulating, safe and fun environment in which to grow and learn. Visit YWCA Child Care website.
- Information Hamilton
- Contact Hamilton – Contact Hamilton is an entry point to services for children and youth with emotional, behavioural or developmental concerns and adults with developmental disabilities.
- Early Years Information Line – Hamilton, Ontario Child Care Directory
- Hamilton Best Start – Best Start is about providing support to children 0 to 6 and their families. It’s about parents, educators, healthcare professionals and community organizations working together to make Hamilton the best place to raise a child.