On January 3 the Province announced that all Ontario schools will move to remote learning effective January 5, 2022.  To support parents of school-aged children who are required to work during the school closure, the Ministry of Education is implementing a free, targeted emergency child care (ECC) program for school-aged children of eligible families.  January 10, 2022 is the targeted date for ECC programs to be operational.

Eligibility for Emergency Child Care

Application for Emergency Child Care (fillable) 

Application for Emergency Child Care (pdf)

Provincial List of Eligible Workers

Welcome to Children’s Services in the Rainy River District!

The early years are important.  A child's brain and body develop very quickly in the first years of life.  The experiences children have in early childhood have a lasting effect on their health and well-being.

We are committed to providing programs and services that enhance opportunities for early childhood development and that support healthy families.  We achieve this by working with community partners to invest in and promote an  affordable, accessible, responsive, and high quality early years system.  

The Rainy River DSSAB has responsibility for the District’s family resource, early learning, and child care system for children from birth to 12 years of age which includes the following: