Children's Services

Lower Child Care Fees

Hastings County has 27 Licensed Child Care Service providers, with over 62 sites who are participating in the

 Canada-Wide Early Learning and Child Care system.

The Canada-Wide Early Learning and Child Care (CWELCC) system is making child care more affordable for families. What does this mean for families in Hastings County?


The Canada-Wide Early Learning and Child Care (CWELCC) system supports quality, accessibility, affordability and inclusivity in licensed child care. CWELCC is a five-year plan that is being implemented in stages, to make child care more accessible and affordable. Fees will reduce every year, reaching an average fee of $10/day by 2025-2026.


The CWELCC system intends to:

  • Create more affordable, quality licensed child care spaces; 
  • Support the early childhood workforce through enhanced compensation, training, and professional learning opportunities; 
  • Improve accessibility by addressing barriers to providing inclusive and flexible child care.

CWELCC allows families lower child fees. Your child must be enrolled in a licensed child care centre or licensed home child care program that has opted in to participate in the CWELCC child care plan. 

Child Care Providers in Hastings County

Participating in the cwelcc system

List of CWELCC Child Care Service Providers in Hastings County:

1. Abigails Learning Centre
2. Bright Beginnings of Tweed & District 
3. Quinte Child Care Centre
4. First Adventure Child Development Centre
5. Belleville Montessori School
6. Catundra Day Care Centre
7. Centre de garde d'enfants l'Envol
8. Centre éducatif Cité Jeunesse
9. Centre Hastings Early Education 
10. Community Partners for Success 
11. Family Space Home Child Care  
12. Hastings County Before and After School Programs
13. Kids Mondo Child Care Centre Inc. 
14. Kinder Learning Centre- Trenton East
15. Kinder Learning Centre- Belleville
16. Little Lambs Home Daycare  
17. North Hastings Children’s Services 
18. The New Old School House Day Care
19. Nova Children’s centre
20. OMNI Learning Centre
21. Seeds to Sprout Childcare Centre
22. Stirling Little Sprouts Childcare Centre  
23. Trenton Children’s Centre
24. Little Sparks Preschool
25. Trenton Military Family Resource Centre
26. YMCA Central East Ontario 
27. Wee Watch - Northumberland Day Care Services


Your Child may be eligible for 

reduced child care fees if:


The amount that you will save depends on the current fees your child care provider charges. As of January 2023 the rate reduction is 52.75% of April 2022 rates. Parents or guardians of children five years of age and younger do not have to apply to receive a child care fee reduction if eligible as above. If you are on subsidy, your child care fee may be lowered by up to 50% through the CWELCC System.

If your licensed child care providers choose not to opt into the CWELCC Plan they must notify you. If your child care provider did not opt in, you will not be eligible for reduced child care fees. 

Still struggling with paying for child care and looking for support? Check Hastings County Children’s Services Child Care fee subsidy to see if you qualify for your subsidy program.

Child Care

Fee Subsidy

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