Children's Services

Welcome to the District of Nipissing Children's Services

We promote access to high quality early learning, child care, and support for families.

Join us as we celebrate Early Years Professionals!

Early Childhood Educator and Child Care Worker Appreciation

The Children’s Services Team would like to extend a great big 𝐓𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐤 𝐘𝐨𝐮, 𝐌𝐞𝐫𝐜𝐢, 𝐌𝐢𝐢𝐠𝐰𝐞𝐜𝐡 to all of the outstanding Early Childhood Educators and Child Care Workers across the Nipissing District!



The Children’s Services Department is contracted by the Ministry of Education to plan and manage the early years and licensed child care system in the District of Nipissing.  As Service System Manager, DNSSAB’s Children’s Services department promotes high quality early learning and child care services that are accessible, affordable, responsive and inclusive.


  • Help Nipissing’s families to find and access licensed child care, before and after school care, approved recreation programs and early learning programs (EarlyON Child & Family centres)
  • Support families with the cost of licensed child care, before and after school care and approved recreation programs
  • Offer funding, resources and professional development to help agencies offer programs that are high quality, accessible and inclusive
  • Work closely with the community to develop a coordinated system that meets the diverse needs of families throughout the Nipissing District.

Licensed Child Care

Learn about licensed child care in the District of Nipissing and apply using the online Waitlist Registry.

Child Care Fee Subsidy

Learn about eligibility for Child Care Fee Subsidy to help pay your child care costs. Apply using our On-Line Application Form (OLAF).

EarlyON Child & Family Centres

Learn about EarlyON Child & Family Centres in the District of Nipissing. Find programs available in your community and access events calendars.


Access a variety of resources for professionals working in the early years and child care sector in the District of Nipissing.

Forever grateful for excellent child care

Going from a private unlicensed daycare of 3 kids, to a (larger, licensed) facility was nerve wracking, but in the end, we got exactly what we’d hoped for out of it; socialization for our son prior to starting school, comfortable, friendly and educational environment with a good amount of outdoor play. I felt comfortable from day one, and loved the […] staff, the food provided, the activities/crafts and especially the graduation ceremony! Our son blossomed there. His confidence and adaptability grew. And it was all because of what you all provided.

Children's Services Reports

The Children’s Services Department supports children, families and services providers in providing and accessing quality early learning and child care services in the District of Nipissing. We also help support community partners with service planning by providing relevant data and reports such as the Early Development Instrument (EDI) and the Pre-Kindergarten Experiences Survey (PKES). Click on the button below to view the reports prepared by the Children’s Services Department.

Parent Resources

Parents and caregivers are pivotal in helping their children reach their fullest potential. Working collaboratively with community partners and service providers, we strive to ensure that families are informed about and connected to other community services they may require. Click on the button below to visit our parent resources page, where you will find a variety of links to resources and downloads regarding the early years and licensed child care system.

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