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Child Care Matters - Have Your Say 

The City of Thunder Bay is looking for citizen feedback on three options for the future of municipal child care service delivery.

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Who will care for your child at those times when you can’t is one of life’s most difficult decisions. At the City of Thunder Bay’s Child Care Centres, we understand. We operate four child care centres that provide a safe, stimulating and nurturing environment. The experience and knowledge of our staff, along with our commitment to building strong relationships with children and their families ensures peace of mind for parents and children alike.

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The pedagogical document from How Does Learning Happen will be used to promote a balance of stimulation and relaxation that provides the basis for children's learning, development, health, and well-being.  Children must be valued as individuals that are competent, capable, curious, and rich in potential.  Goals focused on children's learning around belonging, engagement, expression, and well-being will keep our focus on children first and foremost.

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I could not ask for anything better than what we have here…. I know my children are receiving the best care and attention and I have PEACE OF MIND! You guys are the best! Thank you for all that you do.


Children being read a storyFast Facts – Ogden, Algoma, Woodcrest and Grace Remus Child Care Centres

  • Open Monday to Friday year round (closed statutory holidays, Remembrance Day, Easter Monday and between Christmas and New Year’s Day.
  • Flexible care: full time, ½ day, before and after school, lunch and drop in
  • Ages 18 months to 12 years old
  • Toddler, Preschool and Kindergarten, School Age programs
  • Well-equipped kitchen, a connected room layout, enclosed play area, accessibility
  • Close ongoing relationships with various community resources that promote optimum child development such as Fairstart, literacy programs and speech therapy
  • On site resource teachers for children with special needs.
  • Busing to Centres from a large number of schools


The City-operated Child Care Centres receive funding support from The District of Thunder Bay Social Services Administration Board.