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Service Providers in Penetanguishene

Service ProviderContact Details

La Clé d'la Baie en Huronie - Le coin des petits
63 Main St
Penetanguishene, ON L9M 2G3

Tel: 705-549-3116
Fax: 705-549-6463

YMCA Child Care at St. Ann's Elementary School
5 Dunlop St
Penetanguishene, ON L9M 1J2

Tel: 705-549-8013
Fax: 705-526-8735

Learn more about the resources available for service providers in Simcoe County see below:

Child Care Modernization in Ontario

The Government of Ontario is committed to working with partners and families to modernize Ontario's child care system. Modernizing Child Care in Ontario: Sharing Conversations, Strengthening Partnerships, Working Together is a discussion paper intended to begin a conversation with child care partners and families on:

  • a long-term vision for child care
  • targeted objectives to support this vision.

Click here to download the Modernizing Child Care in Ontario Discussion Paper

Child Care Wage Subsidy

  • Wage Subsidy provides funding to service providers to improve the salaries of child care workers within licensed programs, to enhance staff stability and to make licensed child care more affordable for all parents.
  • Learn more about Wage Subsidy in Simcoe County

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Child Care Supervisors

Raising the Bar on Quality Care and Education (RTB)

The Simcoe County Childcare Committee (SCCC) promotes shared responsibility for enhancing quality child care that supports children, families and early learning professionals.  Members also have an opportunity to network with community partners from all geographical areas of the County to promote advocacy and awareness of the importance of early learning and development.

The Day Nurseries Act for Child Care Supervisors of Ontario website is designed to help child care supervisors better understand licensing requirements under the Day Nurseries Act. While the website is intended for program supervisors and staff in licensed child care programs across Ontario, it can be accessed by anyone who is interested in better understanding what to expect in licensed child care program settings. With such a pleasing and user-friendly format, accessing licensing regulations has never been so easy.

To access the website in French, please click:

The County of Simcoe provides a Social and Community Investment Fund to help local organizations develop community-based initiatives that address poverty and homelessness.  The Social and Community Investment Fund was created using the historical funding streams of Social Assistance Restructuring Reinvestment Fund , Consolidated Homelessness Prevention Program and Homelessness Partnership Fund .

It is recognized that a continuum of supports is an ideal approach for a combination of crisis intervention and preventative measures when addressing poverty and homelessness. The amount of funding available may change from year to year.  A community-based allocations committee is used to help review and make project funding recommendations for County Council consideration.

Find out more about the Social and Community Investment Fund.

Raising the Bar on Quality Care and Education is a program designed to help families ensure their children are receiving high quality early learning and child care services. The presence of a Raising the Bar certificate is a sign that the program is committed to exceeding provincial regulatory standards as well as local community standards.

Find out more about Raising the Bar in Simcoe County.

The Child, Youth and Family Services Coalition is a countywide alliance of organizations providing services to children, youth and their families in Simcoe County.

The Simcoe County Alliance to End Homelessness (SCATEH) is a coalition of over 70 community stakeholders and front line workers who are committed to developing and implementing strategies that will eliminate homelessness. The Alliance serves as a forum to understand, plan and co-ordinate activities that raise awareness of the complex issues surrounding homelessness and to create solutions.

Learn more on the Simcoe County Alliance to End Homelessness website .

211 is a free, confidential, province-wide helpline that simplifies finding support and community services for Ontario residents.  211 is accessible by telephone anytime by dialing 2-1-1 or through the Internet.  

Search 211 Ontario online

Learn more about 211.