If you're a frontline worker registering for emergency child care, adjust your preferred start date to April 19 or later and select Emergency Child Care as your program time. This must be done under the 'Apply to Programs' section of each child's profile in OneHSN. This will show all programs in your area that are providing emergency child care during the remote learning period.
We have an online registration system that allows parents to search and apply for all licensed child care programs for children from birth to age 12, including licensed home child care.
Submit one application for any licensed child care options and before-and-after school programs that meet your family's needs.
Niagara Child Care Registry allows a parent to apply for up to 10 centres at once and rank up to five centres. Once a parent has applied, they will receive one notification for all children added that same day.
We encourage parents to be pro-active and follow up with the providers they have applied to.
Due to waiting times for spaces across Niagara, there may be a delay on when you are contacted. We encourage providers to contact parents once they have applied, but some providers only contact a parent when a space is available.
Each service provider has their own criteria for admission and placement. We provide this tool to assist parents in applying for childcare and to help providers manage applications.
For help with an application:
Applying for financial assistance to help cover child care costs is a separate process and not included in your application for child care.