Children’s Services

Huron County Children’s Services has prepared the COVID-19 Community Resource Guide to help you adjust to changes made to some of our regular operations and services in response to COVID-19.

The Province of Ontario announced on June 9, 2020 child care operators are allowed to re-open as early as June 12, 2020 provided they meet health and safety recommendations and guidelines as established by The Ministry of Education and public health. Consequently, the County of Huron is no longer accepting applications for Emergency Child Care, and current emergency child care services will end on June 26, 2020.

Child care operators through our the  County of Huron will open individually as they meet these guidelines. Please note, as outlined in the guidelines, child care centres will open at reduced capacity.   Huron County Community Home Child Care providers have also put enhanced health and safety measures in place following recommendations from the Ministry of Education and Huron Perth Public Health as they continue to provide child care to children and families.

Families should contact their licensed child care centre for further information.

To join the waitlist for licensed child care, please access the OneHSN website.

The Children’s Services office will be closed to the public effective end of day March 16, 2020 until further notice. Although the office will be closed to personal visits, we will continue all essential services to our families. Please call the office at 519-482-8505 if you have any further questions.

Working with individuals, municipalities, and agencies, Huron County Children’s Services makes sure that families and child care providers can find the early learning programs and child care support needed in our community. We are here to provide all children and their families easy access to:

  • Parent education
  • Early learning activities and resources
  • Connections to other community agencies or programs
  • Information on choosing a quality child care

In Huron County, there are different types of child care options to meet the needs of parents, families, and children. No one type of child care is right for everyone. You will find full and part-time child care in centers or approved homes available throughout the County. Making a decision about child care can be one of the most difficult decisions a parent can make. Are you only interested in child care centers or do you prefer an approved home child care setting? Is a licensed setting important to you? What are the differences? Does your child have special needs? Do you need financial help to cover your child care costs? Huron County Children’s Services has trained staff available to help parents and care-givers in making these decisions.

Resources

  • pdf
    Childrens Services COVID19 Community Resource Guide
  • pdf
    Diversity and Inclusion Guide
  • pdf
    Child Care and Early Years Community Plan, 2019

Contact Information

Should you have any questions or concerns relating to any aspect of Children's Services within Huron County, please contact us.

Huron County Children's Services
Jacob Memorial Building
77722D London Road, RR 5
Clinton, Ontario N0M 1L0 (Get directions)

Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Telephone: 519-482-8505
Toll-Free: 1-888-371-5718
Fax: 519-482-5710

Email: childservices@huroncounty.ca