Lambton County currently has Purchase of Service agreements with 32 agencies throughout the County, as well as Purchase of Service agreements with two home child care agencies to provide home day care options for parents who work a variety of hours.
Through the Purchase of Service agreements, the Children's Services Department ensures agencies maintain a current licence with the Ministry of Children and Youth Services. Agencies are also responsible for providing proof of proper insurance, as well as current fire and health inspections.
Health and Safety funding is often available through the Children's Services Department to assist agencies with safety issues identified within their programs. This helps to ensure quality programming is being maintained throughout the County of Lambton.
As a result of the Best Start Program, a number of new child care spaces were opened throughout the County. To see a list of these spaces, visit www.ourbeststart.ca/lambton. To search for all child care agencies in your community, visit the Ontario Ministry of Education website.