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Algoma Child Care Centre

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Located near the corner of Red River Road and Algoma, close to the downtown North Core, Algoma Day Care Centre is a large facility with a great playground that doubles as a City Park. The Centre is conveniently located close to such amenities and attractions as Waverley Resource Library, Marina Park and Boulevard Lake.

"My children have been in a City day care since they were 19 months and 4 years old.  They are always safe, very happy and the programs are incredible! Algoma Day Care is phenomenal place and it is truly a gift to be able to send my children there!  It’s very comforting to know that my children are loved at day care as they are at home! "  -Kari J.

Grace Remus Child Care Centre

Image of child on a horse Situated in the Pioneer Ridge Home for the Aged, this is a bright, new facility that is close to the College and the University, as well as the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre.

"Our children have been attending Grace Remus Child Care Centre for three years, growing from toddler to after-school care. The quality of the care that they receive, the variety of activities provided and the genuine affection of the caregivers are among the many reasons why we are so comfortable with our child care choices."  -Mark and Mona K.


Located in Woodcrest School, Woodcrest Child Care Centre (opposite the turnoff to Creekside Nursery) will provide a seamless day for children who attend this school as well as offering extensive programming for other children. Under the "Best Start" umbrella, Woodcrest will work with the school and the community to provide outstanding service to families.

"What wouldn't every parent give for peace of mind when dropping their off their children in the care of others? I can say without a doubt that every parent using your services truly has this priceless feeling. All my fears and concerns instantaneously disappeared when I saw how quickly my children bonded with every staff member as well as the centre's chef....My children, as well as myself, feel extremely fortunate to be a part of this wonderful facility."  -Alfie G.

Ogden Child Care Centre

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Ogden Child Care Centre is located downstairs in the Ogden Community School, offering a seamless day for children attending the Day Care and Ogden School.   This year, the Centre is offering a new after school program, Falcon Fun Zone through the Ontario “Best Start” program.

"My son…has been at Ogden for 6½ years and still runs in the door each morning.  Also, the advice that I get is invaluable."   -Mairi H.


Licenced Private Home Child Care Program

image of children at a picnic tableOffering the only licensed in-home care in the City under the Child Care Early Years Act, the City’s Private Home Child Care program provides care for infants and children up to 12 years of age. Offering flexible hours including evening, weekends and overnight, the homes offer an excellent choice for parents who are looking for a home-like atmosphere. Homes are located throughout the City.

"My son has been enrolled in the City of Thunder Bay Private Home Care Program for many years. As a parent, I have felt comfortable knowing my child was happy and secure in the home of my licensed home child care provider. As a shift worker. I have also had the good fortune of finding a home that was able to provide the care needed for my varying schedule. My son is relaxed, content and safe in the Provider's home and what could be better than that!"  
-Kristen C.