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Child Care & ECE Programs

We realize the importance of promoting the well-being of our community's children. We provide a safe, child-centered, caring and nurturing environment that encourages, stimulates and fosters self-esteem and growth.
Child Care & ECE Programs

Serving the parents and children in our community

Our Town realizes the importance of promoting the well-being of our community’s children. We provide a safe, child-centered, caring and nurturing environment that encourages, stimulates and fosters self-esteem and growth.

Bilingual services

Our services are offered both in English and French environments at the Cochrane Child Care Centre and Garde d’enfants de Cochrane, respectively.

Licensed by the Ministry of Education

The Cochrane Child Care Centre offers quality programming for children 12 years and younger and is licensed for a maximum capacity of 79 children. The Centre offers Infant, Toddler, Preschool and School Age programs.

Garde d’enfants de Cochrane offers quality programming in French for children aged 18 months to 12 years of age and is licensed for a maximum of 61. The Centre offers Toddler, Preschool and School Age Care.

Hours of operation

Both of our child care centres are open from 7:30am to 5:45pm, Monday through Friday. The centres will be closed for statutory holidays.

Day
Time
Monday – Friday
7:30am – 5:45pm
Weekends
Closed
Statutory Holidays
Closed
Cochrane Child Care Centre

435 Tenth Avenue
Cochrane, ON P0L 1C0
Tel: 705-272-4812
Fax: 705-272-2718

Email Holly
@CochraneChildCareCentre

Garde d’enfants de Cochrane

399 Eighth Street
Cochrane, ON P0L 1C0
Tel: 705-272-4393
Fax: 705-272-2718

Email Katelyn
@CochraneChildCareCentre

Child Care fees

Our child care centres are enrolled in the Canada Wide Early Learning and Child Care system.

Standard hours

We have listed the standard hourly fees for the town’s inclusive child care services.

Time
Cost
Full Day Infant
$17.72
Full Day (Under 6 Years)
$17.25
Full Day (Over 6 Years)
$38.00
Before School (6 and older)
$7.50
After School (6 and older)
$12.50
Late Fees Per 15 Minutes
$25.00
March break & summer camp

Our daycares offer special March Break and summer camp child care services. Our fees are based on the quantity of children being cared for.

Children
Cost
First Child
$38.00
Second Child
$29.75
Third Child
$24.85

Lora St-Pierre

General Manager

435 Tenth Avenue
Cochrane, ON P0L 1C0
Tel: 705-272-4812
Fax: 705-272-2718

Email Lora
@CochraneChildCareCentre
@EarlyONCochrane

Child Care Registration

Register your children for child care by downloading the form and submitting it to our child care general manager.

EarlyON child & family centre

The EarlyON Child and Family Centre is also located at the Cochrane Child Care Centre. The centre provides opportunities for children from birth to six years of age to participate in play and inquiry based programs, and supports parents and caregivers in their roles.

Friendly environments

The centre offers safe and welcoming environments open to all families with qualified professionals and quality programs. Families and caregivers will be able to find support, advice, make personal connections and access a network of resources.

Calendar of events

Download this month’s calendar or find the online version of the upcoming activities on your right. For more information on EarlyON Centres or to register, please visit earlyoncdssab.com/earlyon.

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Financial subsidy program

A subsidy program is available to provide financial assistance for child care. Visit the Cochrane District Social Services Administration Board website for more details.

Parent handbook

Download a copy of the latest parental handbook document, which promotes the well-being of our community’s children. We also invite you to come and take a tour of our child care centres.

Parent Handbook

Introduction
Daycare Fees
EarlyON
Financial Subsidy
Parental Handbook
EN

Notice of road closure

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2024

7 pm to 8 pm

From Seventh Avenue to Eighth Avenue

For the purpose of the Bearfest Event (Soap Box Derby)