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Children Services

If you have young children you will want to know what child care services and programs are available. You may need to find someone to look after your children while you go to work, go to classes, or are out looking for a job. Children under the age of 12 can not be left alone at home.

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The Ontario Ministry of Education website provides information on the different types of child care available and on finding a child care provider. Child care providers may be either licensed or unlicensed depending on the number of children in the daycare. Licensed childcare facilities are provincially regulated to protect the health, safety and well-being of children.

You can search the Ontario Ministry of Education website – Local licensed daycares for licensed child care facilities in the area. The City and County of Peterborough maintain a website that provides an overview of services for children in Peterborough.

Godaycare.com maintains a database of unlicensed child care providers in the area. You can use all of these websites to search for child care that meets your needs.

Working families using child care services may be eligible for financial help. You can also find information on various child care financial assistance programs for the City of Peterborough.

Children, Youth and Family Services

The Kawartha Haliburton Children’s Aid Society has been part of the community since 1892, helping to build healthy families by working with parents and community partners to address concerns and resolve issues that impact a child’s safety and well-being.

Kawartha Haliburton Children's Aid Socienty logo

The Society works with organizations across the region, providing child protection and family support programs to the City of Peterborough, Peterborough and Victoria Counties, the City of Kawartha Lakes, and Haliburton County. Kawartha Haliburton Children’s Aid is a not-for-profit agency that, by law, is required to protect children from physical, sexual, and emotional abuse and neglect.