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Oxford County is committed to working with our community partners to enhance the quality of life for all of our citizens, even the youngest among us.  Through the management of the licensed childcare system, the ongoing support of the special needs resourcing program and collaboration with family support programs, Oxford County continues to offer programs, services and resources that respond to the needs of children and families in our community.

We invite you to scroll down to find more information about programs, services and resources that can support you on your journey through parenthood in Oxford County…growing stronger together!

Licensed Child Care

When it comes to connecting families with child care, Oxford County is here to help! We are the designated child care service system managers responsible for planning and managing licensed child care services in our community.

How can we help you?

Looking for Licensed Child Care Centres? Click here to visit the Licensed Child Care Directory.

Ready to apply for a Child Care spot? Submit your application to the Child Care Waitlist.

Want to see if you qualify for reduced Child Care Fees? Check out the Child Care Fee Subsidy Program

Children with Special Needs

Chıldınü Oxford provides services to families with children with diverse needs, up to age twelve, throughout Oxford County who attend, or are on the waitlist for, a Licensed Early Learning Program, including: Child Care Centres; Home Child Care; Nursery School/Preschools; School-Age Programs; Authorized Recreation Programs.  The focus is on assisting each child to reach their potential and successful participation in their community.

  • Work with Families, Educators and Service Providers to develop goals for your child.
  • Assist your child’s developmental goals through observation, screening, consultation and programming suggestions.
  • Support early learning programs to provide an inclusive environment which meets the needs of all children.
  • Support transition to the school system for children entering school when needed.
  • Offer workshops for Families, Educators and Community Partners.
  • Work collaboratively with EarlyON Child and Family Centres and other Community Partners.

For further information please visit , contact or call 519-290-0517 ext. 257 to speak with the Program Supervisor.

EarlyON Child and Family Centres

Early ON logo

EarlyON Child and Family Centres offer free drop-in programs across Oxford County for parents and caregivers with children aged 0-6 years.  They provide engaging, high quality, inclusive programs that support early learning and development. Children are able to learn, play, and engage in positive interactions with other children and adults. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to play alongside their children, meet other parents, talk with professionals, learn about child development and make connections to other services in the community.

For more information on program times and locations, click here

Licenced Child Care

Applying for a child care spot in Oxford County is easier with the new, one-stop waitlist for Oxford County families.
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Learn more about Licensed Home Child Care and if it’s the right fit for your family’s child care needs.
Oxford Community Child Care


Ingersoll Children’s Centre
24 Raglan St.
Ingersoll, ON
Phone: 519-485-4788
Infant, toddler and preschool spaces offered

30 Caffyn St.
Ingersoll, ON Phone: 519-425-0593
Only preschool (30 months-6 years) spaces offered



Wonder Years Child Care
10 Tidey St. Norwich, ON
Phone: 226-325-0222
Toddler and preschool spaces offered


Sonbeam Christian Day Care
119 Bidwell St.
Tillsonburg, ON
Phone: 519-842-7420
Toddler and Preschool spaces offered

Tillsonburg Children’s Centre
The Livingston Centre
96 Tillson Ave.
Phone: 519-842-9000 x296
Ages: 0 - 6 years

Tillsonburg Little School Inc.
102 King St. East
Tillsonburg, ON
Phone: 519-842-5628
Toddler and preschool spaces offered

YMCA of Southwestern Ontario
St.Joesph’s Tillsonburg
St. Joseph’s Catholic School
31 Francis St.
Tillsonburg, ON
Phone: 519-539-1949
Infant, toddler, and preschool spaces offered


Good Beginnings
Algonquin Public School
59 Algonquin Rd.
Woodstock, ON
Phone: 519-421-9997 ext. 1
Infant, toddler and preschool spaces offered

Good Beginnings
Community Complex
375 Finkle St.
Woodstock, ON
519-421-0687 ext. 123 Phone: 519-421-0687
Infant, toddler and preschool spaces offered

Good Beginnings
Oxford Gardens
423 Devonshire Ave.
Woodstock, ON
Phone: 519-537-7850
Infant, toddler and preschool spaces offered

Garderie francophone du comté d’Oxford
700 Bristol Ave.
Woodstock, ON
Phone: 519-539-4419
Toddler and preschool spaces offered

Woodstock YMCA
808 Dundas St.
Woodstock, ON
Phone: 519-539-1949
Infant, toddler, and preschool spaces offered

Before and after school programs are facilitated through:

Good Beginnings: 519-290-0233

Oxford Community Child Care (OCCC): 519-539-4419

YMCA of Southwestern Ontario

Wonder Years
80 Main St.W
Norwich, ON
Phone: 226-325-0222

Programming is available at the following schools:


Blenheim District P.S. (OCCC)


Harrisfield P.S. (OCCC)
Laurie Hawkins P.S. (OCCC)
Royal Roads P.S. (YMCA)
St. Jude’s C.S. (Good Beginnings)


Thamesford P.S. (OCCC)


Tavistock P.S. (Good Beginnings)


Plattsville & District P.S. (OCCC)


Innerkip Central P.S


Emily Stowe P.S (YMCA)


Zorra Highland Park P.S. (OCCC)


Hickson Central P.S


Annandale P.S (YMCA)
St. Joseph’s C.S. (YMCA)
South Ridge P.S. (YMCA)
Westfield P.S (YMCA)


Algonquin P.S. (Good Beginnings)
Central P.S. (Good Beginnings)
East Oxford Central P.S (OCCC)
Eastdale P.S. (Good Beginnings)
Ecole St. Marguerite Bourgeoys (OCCC)
Holy Family F.I.C.S. (Good Beginnings)
Northdale P.S. (Good Beginnings)
Oliver Stephens P.S. (Good Beginnings)
Roch Carrier F.I.P.S.(Good Beginnings)
Springbank P.S. (Good Beginnings)
St. Patrick’s C.S. (Good Beginnings)
St. Michael’s C.S. (Good Beginnings)
Southside P.S. (YMCA)
Winchester St. P.S. (Good Beginnings)


Ingersoll Preschool
24 Raglan St.
Ingersoll, ON
Program offered for ages 30 months-5 years
9:30am - 12pm


Tavistock Preschool
131 Wettlaufer St.
Tavistock, ON
Phone: 519-655-3934, 519-462-2595
Program offered for ages 2-5 years
Mon-Thurs 9am-11:30am


Thamesford Preschool
220 Dundas St.
Thamesford, ON
Phone: 519-539-4419
Program offered for ages30 months-5 years Tues & Thurs 9:30am-12pm Sept-June


Friendship Co-operative Playschool
723 Dundas St.
Woodstock, ON
Phone: 519-539-4287
Program offered for preschool (24 months – 5 years)
Mon-Fri 9am-12pm

Wee Creations Christian Preschool
800 Juliana Dr.
Woodstock, ON
Phone: 519-421-9755
Programs offered for ages 2-5 years
Mon-Fri 8:30am-11:30am
Tues-Thurs 12:30pm-3pm Sept-June
Times: 9:00 – 11:30 a.m., Monday-Friday (September to June)

Licensed Home Child Care offers flexible child care in home settings that are screened and supported by licensed agencies. Care is available in small group settings of up to six children (no more than three children under two years of age) from infancy to twelve years of age. There are two licensed home child care agencies that have a Funding Agreement with the County of Oxford. Home child care providers with a licensed home child care agency are supported by a home child care visitor with a background in Early Childhood Education (ECE) who meets Ministry of Education requirements.

Considering licensed home child care as an option for your family? Speak to a licensed home child care agency:

Oxford Community Child Care (OCCC)
Phone: 519-539-4419

Interested in becoming a licensed home child care provider?

Licensed home child care providers are self-employed individuals who have contracted with either Oxford Community Child Care or Today’s Family to provide quality child care in their own homes. Providers receive ongoing support and access to training, enabling them to provide a high-quality early learning and child development environment in their homes. Contact Oxford Community Child Care or Today’s Family to explore the possibility of developing a rewarding career in your own home as a licensed home child care provider! Each new licensed home child care provider will receive a complimentary Safety Starter Kit.

Learn more about becoming a licensed home child care provider

Oxford Community Child Care recently teamed up with Rural Oxford Economic Development and Community Futures Oxford to offer a virtual information session about becoming a Licensed Home Child Care provider. If you love working with children and would like to stay home AND earn an income, check out this valuable information.


I already care for children in my home. If I become licensed, will I be giving up control of my own business?
No, this is still your own business. You decide on the days and hours of care, meet with potential families, and design and develop early learning activities and outings that best meet the needs of the children and families you are serving.

How does becoming licensed make running my business easier?
You will get support recruiting and enrolling new families into your program, you won’t have to worry about collecting fees from parents, and you can depend on a regular paycheque each month.

I’m not sure if I qualify to become a licensed home child care provider. Who can answer my questions?
Our two licensing agencies, Oxford Community Child Care (OCCC) and Today’s Family, can answer any questions you may have and address concerns. They will support you through the licensing process. They want to help you succeed and provide quality care for children and families in the community!

I am planning to stay home with my child at the end of my parental leave. Is becoming a licensed home child care provider an option for me?
Yes! Becoming a licensed home child care provider is a great way to maintain an income while still being home with your own children.

Canada-Wide Early Learning and Child Care Agreement (CWELCC)

The federal and provincial governments recently signed the Canada-Wide Early Learning and Child Care agreement aimed at making child care more affordable for families.

What does this mean for my family?
If you have a child under 6 years in licensed child care and the centre chooses to participate in the agreement, you may receive a 25% child care fee reduction as of April 1, 2022. An additional 25% fee reduction is also set to occur by the end of 2022.

All child care providers that wish to participate in the Canada-Wide Early Learning and Child Care program will need to apply to Oxford County by September 1, 2022. If your licensed child care provider decides to participate and is approved, they will let you know when you can receive your refund. If your provider decides not to participate, they must let you know this.

When will child care fees be reduced, and retroactive payments be issued?
Once we receive more information from the provincial government, Oxford County will be creating an application process to make it easy for your child care provider to apply to be part of the CWELCC agreement. While this process may take a few months, you will still receive a refund retroactive to April 1, 2022. As this is a new funding program for the child care sector, we will require time to develop the new processes required to support this plan. We ask for your patience as we acquire this information and commit to providing you with updates as we learn more.

How is Oxford County preparing for the rollout of the Canada-Wide Early Learning and Child Care

Oxford County is committed to building and supporting a child care and early learning system that meets the needs of all families and children. In the coming weeks, we will be working closely with our provincial and federal governments to carry out this plan. We commit to keeping you up-to-date as more information and details of the plan become available. To learn more about the Canada-Wide Early Learning and Child Care Program visit

We encourage parents/caregivers to reach out to their child care providers for any questions they have relative to the child care provider's intention to apply to participate in the agreement.

We are excited to be working with our community to support all families with accessing high-quality affordable child care that supports healthy child development and makes Oxford County the best place to raise a child.

Child Care Licensing Resources

Child Care Licensing Resources
There are many resources available to provide information about the licensing process and about licensed child care.

Additional Resources

Children’s Aid Society of Oxford County
Services: Parenting Support, Safe Sleep Initiatives, Child Protection

CSC Providence
Services: Education – French Language 519-673-1035

London District Catholic School Board
Services: Education

Oxford County Library
Services: Book Clubs, Homework Help, Crafts and Story Times

Southwestern Public Health
Services: Pregnancy, Breastfeeding, Parenting, Child Safety, Dental Health, Immunizations

Thames Valley District School Board
Services: Education

Services: Preschool Speech and Language

Wellkin Child and Youth Mental Wellness
Services: Child and Youth Programs, Counselling, Parent Support

Woodstock & District Developmental Services (WDDS)
Services: Respite, Family Services, Youth Camp