Looking for child care in Thunder Bay? The City of Thunder Bay operates four child care centres that provide safe, stimulating, and nurturing environments. 

Program statement

Our centres 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.  Our focus is on children first, and we aim to foster learning around belonging, engagement, expression, and well-being.

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Algoma Child Care Centre – 58 Algoma St. N.

Located near the corner of Red River Road and Algoma, close to the downtown North Core, Algoma Child 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.
  • Hours of operation: 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Ages: 18 months to 12 years
  • Email the Child Care Supervisor or call 807-684-3272.

Grace Remus Child Care Centre – 750 Tungsten St.

Situated in the Pioneer Ridge Long Term Care & Senior Services, Grace Remus Child Care Centre is a bright, new facility that is close to the College and the University, as well as the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre.
  • Hours of operation: 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Ages: 18 months to 12 years
  • Email the Child Care Supervisor or call 807-684-3594.

Ogden Child Care Centre – 600 McKenzie St.

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. The Centre also offers an after school program, Falcon Fun Zone, through the Ontario “Best Start” program.

Woodcrest Child Care Centre – 867 Woodcrest Rd.

Located in Woodcrest School, Woodcrest Child Care Centre will offer a seamless day for children attending the child care program and school. Woodcrest will work with the school and the community to provide outstanding service to families.

Licensed Private Home Child Care

As of September 1, 2022, the City of Thunder Bay has concluded the delivery and administration of the Licensed Private Home Child Care program.  

Effective Sept 12, 2022, please direct all Licensed Private Home Child Care inquiries to:

Our Kids Count Home Child Care Coordinator: Kelly Forget

Kelly will be available to support and answer any questions that you may have. She can be reached at (807) 633-4609 or homechildcare@ourkidscount.ca .

The experience and knowledge of our Registered Early Childhood Educators, along with our commitment to building strong relationships with children and their families, ensures peace of mind for parents and children alike.

Child Care Centre Parent Handbook

View our Child Care Centre Parent Handbook for more information.

Quick facts on the centres

The following applies to Algoma, Grace Remus, Ogden, and Woodcrest Child Care Centres:

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

Testimonial

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.

-Parent

Funding support

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

 

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