Important information

Licensed child care programs must meet and maintain specific provincial standards, set out in the Child Care and Early Years Act (CCEYA). These standards provide for the health, safety and developmental needs of children. For help on how to find quality child care for your child(ren), visit the Ministry of Education website.

Registration process for Third Party Operators
Visit the City of Ottawa’s Child Care Registry and Waitlist (CCRAW) at Find the program(s) you are wanting to reister your child/ren in the “Apply to Programs” section under “Child & Application Information”, choose the appropriate age group and apply. If it is your first time on the CCRAW, you will need to create a profile and fill the “Parent/Guardian Information” and the “Child Details” before being able to apply.
Then you can contact the program directly to inquire about their service, program availability, hours, locations, and rates.
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