Kingston's child care providers usually operate at full capacity and with waiting lists. Spaces for infants are especially hard to find, consider inspected private home child care providers as an option. Part-time child care is generally easier to find than full-time. If you can be flexible, indicate on your application that you would accept a part-time space. If your child is attending part-time, he/she will have priority when a full-time space becomes available.
A s soon as you know that you will be coming to Queen's, contact several child care centres to place your child on the waiting lists. This will give you a better chance of securing a space when you need it.
Review the Queen's Child Care Benefit for eligibility and how to apply.
Queen's provides a comprehensive Child Care Resource Guide . The guide covers:
There are two French child care centers in Kingston, Garderie Croque Soleil and Garderie Educative (at Madeleine-de-Roybon Public School, Canadian Forces Base Kingston). Both provide spaces for children 18 months to 5 years and after-school care. Please consult the Child Care Resource Guide for further information.
Child care as well as support services for children with special needs are available in the Kingston area. For further details please contact the Faculty Recruitment and Support program and we will assist you with your specific questions.
The Early Years Centre offers workshops for parents, information on playgroups, services, and parenting information.