Childcare in Essex is provided by private organizations.  You can find many listed on the internet, or the phone book.  Also, the following link will direct you to a childcare search tool provided by the Ministry of  Education.  Please click here.

A childcare subsidy is also available for those that qualify.  Please click here to be directed to City of Windsor Social Services for informaton on this subsidy.  Additionally, you can call the 211 Call Centre for further information or visit

Essex also has several Ontario Early Years Centres.

Ontario Early Years Centres are places where parents and caregivers can:

  • take part with their children in a range of programs and activities
  • get answers to questions
  • get information about programs and services that are available for young children and their families
  • talk to early years professionals, as well as other parents and caregivers in the community

For a map of the Ontario Early Years locations in Essex County please click here.