Most parents use early childhood education and child care at some point during their children’s early lives (0 – 12 years). This is true for parents in the paid labour force working full-time, part-time, shifts or other hours, as well as parents studying or training, or at home with their children. But what’s also true is that most parents looking for high quality, affordable child care don’t have an easy time finding it.
This website provides information for parents in Canada looking for quality child care that’s affordable and meets the needs of their families. Find out why it's hard to find good child care, about child care options in each province and territory, general information about child care in Canada, what the best evidence says about quality, and how to improve your chances of accessing high-quality child care.