Child Care Information for Families
Early Childhood Development Services provides funding resources and supports to programs that deliver services to families and children. This includes regulated child care, early intervention and early childhood education training.
You can also see our information specifically for child care providers/operators.
Programs and resources
- Child Care Directory
The Government of Nova Scotia licenses child care facilities throughout the province. This directory lets you search for facilities by name and/or location, and shows whether a facility currently meets its licensing requirements.
- Finding Child Care
Use the step-by-step information on this site to guide you in your search for the child care arrangement that best suits your needs.
- Child Care Subsidy
This program assists eligible families with their child care expenses to enable them to work, pursue employment, attend school, and cope with family crisis.
- Supported Child Care
The goal of this program is to assist in the creation or enhancement of existing inclusive child care programs for young children.
- Early Intervention Program
These programs offer specialized services to families of children up to six years old who are at risk for, or have a diagnosis of developmental delay.
- By e-mail: Use our contact form