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Early Years Services

As parents, we want what is best for our children...

The Early Services offer several programs and services which include the following:

  • management of service agreements and services with licensed Child Care Centres;
  • operation of a Licensed Home Child Care Agency with the Ministry of Education;
  • offer of financial help to parents with fee subsidies;
    • Offer of family and child support services;
    • Prescott and Russell Inclusion Services for Children with Special Needs;
  • the EarlyON Child and Family Centre plans early years services through the Prescott and Russell Best Start Network.

Programs available in Prescott and Russell

Within the United Counties of Prescott and Russell, there are different types of Child Care options to help meet the needs of parents and children. Full-time or part-time Licensed Early Years services are available in both Child Care Centers and in private homes.

Licensed Child Care

Licensed Child Care is offered in a Child Care Centre or in a private home and must meet the requirements of the Care and Early Years Act, 2014.

Choosing Quality Child Care

Quality Child Care provides peace of mind and helps balance work and family. It also promotes healthy child development, including physical, emotional, social, and intellectual.

The Ontario Ministry of Education has launched a new website to assist parents in making informed decisions about Licensed Child Care.



Child Care Centres

Licensed Early Years Services

Licensed Early Years Services can have a service agreement with the United Counties of Prescott and Russell. The operating license is issued by the Ministry of Education of Ontario following a specific procedure and is overseen by the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014. Services are offered in both official languages, i.e. French and English.

Early Years Services are offered to children aged from birth to 12 years old in various settings, mostly in schools. The Child Care Centre can provide services to clients of one or more of the following age groups: infant, toddler, preschool, and before and after school.

The benefits of having a Child Care Service for your child:

  • Qualified Early Childhood Educators with First Aid training;
  • Rooms and outdoor play areas, as well as educational material tailored to the needs of the children;
  • Settings defined by standards of training, Health and Safety, planning, hygiene and sanitation, etc.;
  • Settings that promote the overall development of each child, learning healthy habits, the practice of social skills, and having fun;
  • Process of learning through play.

For further information, please contact the Child Care Centre in your region directly.

Child Care Centres near you

Alfred (FR)

Centre éducatif Les Petits Trésors, St-Victor School 38 St-Paul Street, Alfred ON K0B 1A0
613-679-4373 x 229 - lespetitstresors@bellnet.ca 

Bourget (FR)

Garderie Sacré Cœur, Sacré Cœur School  2233 Dollard Street, Bourget ON K0A 1E0 
613-487-1973 - amorrisbouchard@clarence-rockland.com 

Casselman (FR)

Centre d’animation parascolaire au Jardin des Câlins, St-Euphémie School  213 Laurier Street, Casselman ON K0A 1M0 
613-764-0415 - ceaujardindescalins@yahoo.ca 
Centre éducatif au Jardin des Câlins, St-Euphémie School 
213 Laurier Street, Casselman ON K0A 1M0 
613-764-0415 - ceaujardindescalins@yahoo.ca 
Centre Éducatif Quatre Saisons, L’Académie de la Seigneurie School 
731-B des Pommiers Street, Casselman ON K0A 1M0 
613-764-3559 - martine@garderie4saisons.ca or nadine@garderie4saisons.ca 
Garderie Quatre Saisons 
729 St-Isidore Rd, Casselman ON K0A 1M0 
613-764-3552 - garderiequatresaisons@bellnet.ca 

Clarence-Creek (FR)

Garderie Ste-Félicité, Ste-Félicité School 
1647 Landry Street, Clarence-Creek ON K0A 1N0
613-446-5853 - amorrisbouchard@clarence-rockland.com 

Embrun (FR) 

Centre Éducatif de la Rivière Castor, De la Rivière Castor Public School 
100 Maheu Street, Embrun ON K0A 1W0 
613-443-2226 - cedu.riviere-castor@cepeo.on.ca 
Garderie des Amis Embrun Inc. 
1081 Notre-Dame Street, Embrun ON K0A 1W0 
613-443-0643 - garderie_des_amis@rogers.com 
Municipalité de Russell - Garderie La Croisée 
1215 Saint Augustin Street, Embrun ON K0A 1W0 
613-443-4881 - celineguitard@russell.ca 
Municipalité de Russell - Garderie St-Jean 
1045 Notre-Dame Street, Embrun ON K0A 1W0 
613-443-2850 - celineguitard@russell.ca 

Embrun (ENG) 

Centre éducatif Les Petits Trésors, Cambridge Public School 
2123 Route 500, Embrun ON K0A 1W0 
613-443-4428 - lespetitstresors@bellnet.ca 

Hammond (FR)

Centre Préscolaire et Parascolaire St-Mathieu, St-Mathieu School 
3155 Gendron Rd, Hammond ON K0A 2A0
613-446-6001 - amorrisbouchard@clarence-rockland.com 

Hawkesbury (FR) 

L'AFÉSEO Soleil des petits Nouvel Horizon, Nouvel Horizon School 
433 Cartier Blvd, Hawkesbury ON K6A 1V9 
613-632-4491 - martinestonge@afeseo.ca
L'AFÉSEO Soleil des petits Paul VI, Paul VI School  
500 Principale Street, Hawkesbury ON K6A 1A9 
613-632-9636 - martinestonge@afeseo.ca

L’Orignal (FR)

L’Atelier des Petits Champlain & Programme Journée prolongée, St-Jean-Baptiste School 
35 Longueuil Street, L’Orignal ON K0B 1K0
613-675-8888 - jennifer.drury@champlain.ca 

Limoges (FR) 

Centre Éducatif au Jardin des Câlins, St-Viateur School 
205 Limoges Street, Limoges ON K0A 2M0 
613-443-9288 - ceaujardindescalins@yahoo.ca

Plantagenet (FR)

Centre éducatif Les Petits Trésors, St-Paul School 
260 Principale Street, Plantagenet ON K0B 1L0
613-673-4880 x 229 - lespetitstresors@bellnet.ca

Rockland (FR)

Garderie Parascolaire Carrefour-Jeunesse, Carrefour-Jeunesse School
927 St-Jean Street, Rockland ON K4K 1P6
613-446-6700 - amorrisbouchard@clarence-rockland.com
Garderie Ste-Trinité, Ste-Trinité School
879 St-Joseph Street, Rockland ON K4K 1C2
613-446-0505 - amorrisbouchard@clarence-rockland.com
Rockland Public School Daycare, Rockland Public School
999 Giroux Street, Rockland ON K4K 1C2
613-446-6001 - amorrisbouchard@clarence-rockland.com
St-Patrick’s School Age Day Care Centre, St-Patrick’s School
1001 l’Héritage Drive, Rockland ON K4K 1R2
613-446-4406 - amorrisbouchard@clarence-rockland.com

Russell (FR)

Garderie l’Arche des Amis de Russell, St-Joseph School
1008 Russell Road North, Russell ON K4R 1E1
613-445-3760 - garderie@larchedesamis.ca

Russell (ENG) 

Bhakta Prahlad Montessori
1122 Concession Street, Russell ON K4R 1C7
Early Learning Kindercare Inc., Russell Public School
14 Mill Street, Russell ON K4R 1E5
613-445-0445 - cheryllomas@yahoo.ca or donnahergel@bell.net
École Maternelle Coopérative de Russell/Russell Co-op Nursery School
38 Mill Street, Russell ON K4R 1E1
613-445-3182 - fdearlove.rcns@gmail.com
Kinder-Kids Early Years Inc.
1035 Concession Street, Russell ON K4R 1C7
613-445-3801 - kinder.kids@live.ca

St-Albert (FR)

Groupe Communautaire St-Albert Coopérative
129 Principale Street, St-Albert ON K0A 3C0
613-805-5755 - techniciennedeprogramme@gmail.com

St-Isidore (FR) 

Centre d’animation parascolaire au Jardin des Câlins, St-Isidore School 
20 de l’École Street, St-Isidore ON K0C 2B0
613-524-2945 - ceaujardindescalins@yahoo.ca

St-Pascal-Baylon (FR) 

Garderie Parascolaire de St-Pascal-Baylon, du Rosaire School
2410 Du Lac Rd, St-Pascal-Baylon ON K0A 3N0
613-931-5522 - amorrisbouchard@clarence-rockland.com

Vankleek Hill (FR)

Centre Éducatif Champlain Learning Center, St-Jude School
5355 Highway 34, Vankleek Hill ON K0B 1R0
613-678-2397 - jennifer.drury@champlain.ca
Centre éducatif Les Petits Trésors, Pleasant Corner Public School
4099 Highway 34, Vankleek Hill ON K0B 1R0
613-673-5276 x 229 - lespetitstresors@bellnet.ca
Garderie Champlain Daycare, St-Grégoire School
50 Home Avenue, Vankleek Hill ON K0B 1R0
613-676-1551 - jennifer.drury@champlain.ca

Wendover (FR)

Centre éducatif Les Petits Trésors, St-Joseph School
3250 Principale Street, Wendover ON K0A 3K0
613-673-5276 x 229 - lespetitstresors@bellnet.ca

Prescott and Russell Licensed Home Child Care Agency

Prescott and Russell Licensed Home Child Care Agency 

The Prescott and Russell Licensed Home Child Care Agency is a service within the Early Years Services of the Social Services Department of the United Counties of Prescott and Russell.

Looking for Home Child Care

The Agency offers a quality service that is equitable, affordable, and accessible to all residents of the United Counties of Prescott and Russell. The supervised home child care must adhere to the standards and regulations of the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014. We offer child care for children from six weeks to 12 years of age inclusively. We also offer home child care for children before and after school.

It is called home child care because the children are cared for, in the Provider’s home. Home child care offers children a structured and stimulating environment, as well as various activities that will allow them to develop physical, social, intellectual, and emotional skills. The Agency assures that all homes in our program are selected through a rigorous screening process. Scheduled and unscheduled visits are made on a regular basis to ensure that the government’s standards are met. Each Child Care Provider must follow provincial directives regarding health and security policies, as well as the number and age of children permitted in their Home Child Care.

We can summarize the advantages for parents choosing a Licensed Home Child Care Agency as follows:

  • the Agency's qualified staff members are responsible for recruiting as well as for the constant evaluation of the Child Care Provider's home;
  • accessibility and flexibility of a Home Child Care;
  • nutritional meals and snacks;
  • stimuling activities adapted to the children's ages, needs, and interests;
  • program geared to Children with Special Needs;
  • possibility of a subsidy for eligible families;
  • a formal agreement between the parents, the Child Care Provider, and the Agency;
  • affordable fees with an income tax receipt.

To register in our Home Child Care program:

To make a payment related to Early Child Care Services, we accept the following methods:

  • Pre-authorized Payment
  • Cheque
  • Money Order
  • Debit Cards
  • Bank Transfer
  • Cash
  • Credit Cards
  • Online payments (MasterCard, Visa, MasterCard Debit, Visa Debit, or Amex)

New Resource

How to become a Home Child Care Provider

Interested in offering quality Child Care from your home?

The person responsible for Home Child Care Services (called a Provider) provides a nurturing environment in which children can safely create, explore, and grow. Parents seek to find a warm, caring, and trustworthy individual to care for their children while they are at work. The Prescott and Russell Licensed Home Child Care Agency is looking for individuals who are interested in starting or developing their own Home Child Care Centre. If you meet our selection criteria, our qualified Staff will provide the support necessary to deliver the highest quality of Early Years Services.

Requirements for Home Child Care Providers

If you are interested, below is what you will be asked by the United Counties of Prescott and Russell Early Years Services Staff. These requirements must be in effect only when the Child Care Centre is open.

The candidate must:

  • be 21 years old;
  • enjoy working with children;
  • submit three written references, which cannot be provided by family members;
  • submit a criminal record check, including a check on the ability to work with vulnerable persons, for any person who is a resident of the household or regularly at the home over the age of 18;
  • (as well as their spouse and anyone living at home who is over 18 years of age) sign a Consent to Release Information for a reference check with Valoris for Children and Adults of Prescott-Russell;
  • have a medical form filled out by a doctor who will attest that they are capable of caring for children;
  • provide a medical form for family members;
  • ensure a smoke-free environment at all times, whether children are present or not;
  • be provided with and agree to abide by all the policies and procedures of the Agency and the Ministry of Education;
  • be bilingual (English and French);
  • maintain a $5,000,000 home for contents and civil liability insurance policy and a $2,000,000 auto insurance policy if the car is used by the Child Care Provider;
  • take a First Aid with level C CPR & AED course;
  • participate in training sessions offered in the future.


The Prescott and Russell Licensed Home Child Care Agency thanks all those who will submit documentation. However, we will only communicate with those chosen. The Home Child Care Agency also reserves the right not to apply the right of appeal or to answer the applicant's questions.

Child Care Fee Subsidy

You may be eligible for a Child Care Fee Subsidy

As a parent or guardian, you may be eligible for a Child Care Fee Subsidy if you have one or more children aged from birth to 12 years old who attend or are about to attend a licensed Child Care Centre.

What does it take to qualify for a Child Care Fee Subsidy?

  • Reside in the region of Prescott and Russell;
  • Your children must attend a licensed Child Care Centre in Prescott and Russell or the Prescott and Russell Licensed Home Child Care Agency;
  • Have a full- or part-time job, be looking for a job, be going to school full- or part-time, or have a child with special needs;
  • Be experiencing financial needs identified by your most recent Notice of Assessment, according to governmental deadlines.

How do I submit an application?

To apply for a Child Care Fee Subsidy, you are invited to register an Application for Child Care Fee Subsidy (Central waiting list) and by filling out an application once your registration is complete. If you need further instructions, please follow these steps.

Once your application is submitted, you will automatically be added to the waiting list for a Child Care Fee Subsidy, and someone will contact you when a space becomes available. We will then send you a list of documents to provide in order to determine your eligibility and proceed with the financial assessment. Once the documents have been received, we will contact you to schedule an appointment.

How is financial eligibility determined?

To be eligible for a Child Care Fee Subsidy, you absolutely must have filed an income tax return for the most recent tax year *.

To determine your financial eligibility for a Child Care Fee Subsidy, we will ask you to provide line 236 from your most recent Notice of Assessment or your family net income found on your Canada child tax benefit.

A parental contribution will be determined based upon your income from the previous year. You are eligible for a Child Care Fee Subsidy if the amount of your parental contribution does not exceed the total amount of your Child Care expenses per month.

*If you have recently immigrated to Canada, you can still apply, but you will need to provide your Notice of Assessment as soon as you file your first income tax return.

If your financial situation has changed considerably since the previous tax year, you may qualify for a fee reduction in your parental contribution. To take advantage of this reduction, you must provide verification that your income for this calendar year will be at least 20 per cent less that the most recent tax year.

You may use the Childcare Subsidy Calculator to give you an estimate of the parental contribution you will have to pay. Important: This calculator is for reference purposes only. The exact parental contribution amount will be determined at your application or annual reapplication appointment. 

Childcare Subsidy Calculator

Line 236     

Monthly estimate   

For all questions regarding the Child Care Fee Subsidy program, you can contact the Child Care Fee Subsidy Officer by email at SubventionGarderie@prescott-russell.on.ca, by telephone at 613-675-4642/1-800-667-9825 ext. 6307, or by fax at 1-866-507-6310.

Inclusion Services for Children with Special Needs

Inclusion Services for Children with Special Needs 

Inclusion Services Program Statement

Program Statement

To promote the inclusion of children with special needs that are registered with a Licensed Child Care Service.


• To promote the child’s inclusion and support the Registered Early Childhood Educators in the licensed Child Care Services;
• To support the licensed Child Care Service Provider with individual plans for children with special needs;
• To provide a purchase of service for support staff to licensed Child Care Services;
• To collaborate with parents and the multidisciplinary team to ensure consistency of expectations and approaches towards children with special needs;
• Provide training and various resources;
• To support children with special needs with their school transition.


• Children aged from birth to 12 years old who are registered with a Licensed Child Care Service and/or Service Providers who have an agreement with the United Counties of Prescott and Russell.

Eligibility criteria

The child shows difficulties in his or her development, such as:
• an overall delay in development;
• expressive and receptive language;
• social and environmental behaviour;
• physical;
• medical.

Contact information for the Inclusion Services

676A Principale Street, P. O. Box 306
Casselman ON K0A 1M0
Tel.: 613-764-3434/1-866-764-3434
Fax: 613-764-3535

EarlyON Child and Family Centres

EarlyON Child and Family Centres

The EarlyON Child and Family Centres will help support you in your crucial role of ensuring your child gets the best possible start in life. Early Years Professionals will answer questions about your child's development and provide information or services for children up to the age of six.

Services provided

  • Early learning and literacy programs
  • Programs to support parents and caregivers of young children in all aspects of early child development, i.e. programs on nutrition
  • Information and training for new parents about pregnancy and parenting
  • Information about other early learning and child care programs in the community
  • Outreach activities to ensure all parents can get involved with their local Centre

If you have a question about your child’s development, or want to know how to get information or services for children up to the age of six in your area, please call, email, or visit us at one of the following locations: 

Casselman Centre

676A Principale Street, P. O. Box 306
Casselman ON  K0A 1M0
Tel.: 613-764-3434/1-866-764-3434

Hawkesbury Centre

876 James Street
Hawkesbury ON  K6A 2W8
Tel.: 1-866-764-3434

Rockland Centre

2303 Laurier Street, Unit 105
P. O. Box 280
Rockland ON  K4K 1K4
Tel.: 1-866-764-3434

You can also visit the websites for the EarlyON Centres or the Ontario Ministry of Education at its page dedicated to the Early ON program.

Activities provided

Note: For updates regarding access to the United Conties of Prescott and Russell (UCPR) offices and services, please visit the Public Notices page.

Casselman Activity Calendar

Hawkesbury Activity Calendar

Rockland Activity Calendar

Play Group in Wendover