Child Care and Children's Programs

Child-care support services

Central East Community Care Access Centre

209 Dundas St. E., 5th Floor
Whitby, ON  L1N 7H8
Phone: 905-430-3308
Toll-free: 1-800-263-3877
Fax: 905-430

Provides "single point access" to Durham Region residents who need in-home health services, long-term care placement services, and/or information and referral services to other community agencies.

Children's Aid Society of Durham Region

1320 Airport Blvd.
Oshawa, ON  L1H 7K4
Phone: 905-433-1551
Fax: 905-433-0603

Durham Children’s Aid Society has been protecting children in Durham Region since 1905. The agency is responsible for the welfare of children under the age of 16.

Durham Behaviour Management - Regional Municipality of Durham

605 Rossland Rd. E.
Whitby, ON  L1N 6A3
Phone: 905-666-6238
Toll-free: 1-800-387-0642
Fax: 905-666-6220

Provides consultation along with educational training workshops to parents, day care, group home staff, etc. who care for children between the ages of 2 to 12.

Durham Region Child Care Forum (DRCCF) - c/o Resources for Exceptional Children

865 Westney Rd. S.
Ajax, ON  L1S 3M4
Phone: 905-427-8862

A community planning body to advocate on behalf of a high-quality comprehensive child-care system in Durham Region.

Durham Association for Family Respite Services

20-850 King St. W.
Oshawa, ON  L1J 8N5
Phone: 905-436-2500
Fax: 905-436-3587

Provides assistance for families caring for children with disabilities, including weekend respite services.

Durham Farm & Rural Family Resources

Box 176
Uxbridge, ON  L9P 1M7
Phone: 905-862-2750
Fax: 905-862-2851

A flexible child-care program designed to provide quality child care to farm families or farm-related businesses. Caregivers come to your home to provide reliable care, so children do not have to spend the day in the workplace.

Durham Preschool Speech and Language Program

600 Townline Rd. S.
Oshawa, ON  L1H 7K6
Phone: 905-728-1673 ext. 261
Toll-free: 1-800-304-6180 ext. 261
Fax: 905-728-2961

A health service that provides speech and language services to the children of Durham Region.

Family and Community Action Program - 'Helping Children Grow in Durham'

230 Westney Rd. S.
Ajax, ON  L1S 7J5
Phone: 905-686-6466
Toll-free: 1-800-214-7163
Fax: 905-619-4578

Provides resources, activities and workshops for parents and caregivers to promote the health and well-being of children aged six and under.

Grandview Children’s Centre - Preschool Outreach Program

600 Townline Rd. S.
Oshawa, ON  L1H 7K6
Phone: 905-728-1673
Toll-free: 1-800-304-6180
ext. 2227/2228
Fax: 905-728-2961

A health service that provides consultation and therapy support to children in Durham Region.

Grandview Children’s Centre - Discovery Bay Centre

570 Westney Rd. S.
Ajax, ON  L1S 6V4
Phone: 905-728-1673
Toll-free: 1-800-304-6180

A health service that provides consultation and therapy support to children in Durham Region.

Infant and Child Development Services Program - Regional Municipality of Durham - Health Department

605 Rossland Rd. E.
Whitby, ON  L1N 6A3
Phone: 905-668-7711 or 1-800-841-2729
Fax: 905-666-6214

Home visiting program for infants under two years of age, who are delayed in their development or are at risk of delay.

Kinark Child & Family Services

1916 Dundas St. E. #2
Whitby, ON  L1N 2L6
Phone: 905-433-0241
Fax: 905-432-0916

Residential treatment homes for emotionally disturbed children up to 12 years of age.

Lakeridge Health Oshawa - (Speech Department)

24 Alma St.
Oshawa, ON  L1G 2B9
Phone: 905-576-8711 ext. 3513

Assessment, diagnostic and treatment services for preschool children.

Ontario Foundation for Visually Impaired Children

P.O. Box 1116, Station D
Toronto, ON  M6P 3K2
Phone: 416-767-5977
Fax: 416-767-5530

Provides program and support services to families and caregivers, which promotes the overall growth and development of children from birth to five years of age with a visual impairment.

Resources for Exceptional Children and Youth - Durham Region

865 Westney Rd. S.
Ajax, ON  L1S 3M4
Phone: 905-427-8862
Fax: 905-427-3107

Program designed to support integration of children with special needs into community settings.

Toronto and District Parent Co-operative Preschool Corporation

1571 Sandhurst Circle, P.O. Box 63512
Toronto, ON  M1V 1V0
Phone: 416-410-CO-OP (26-67)

Committed to the goal of quality early childhood and parent education, which is supported by consulting services, resources, special needs support and a variety of professional development opportunities.

Umbrella Central Day Care Services

1220 Kingston Rd.
Scarborough, ON M1N 1P3
Phone: 416-686-9869
Fax: 416-686-9870

An organization involved in improving the quality of child care by providing support to centres and families.