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Emergency Child Care – School Age Children

The Region of Waterloo is coordinating an Emergency Child Care program for school-age children while all elementary schools are closed to in-person learning. The program is being offered at no cost to parents who work outside of the home in eligible health care and critical frontline services. There are still spaces available in Emergency Child Care. Apply today if you are eligible.
If your family already has a space in Emergency Child Care, you do not need to reapply to keep your spot.
To access emergency child care, check to see if you are on the Ministry of Education’s list of eligible workers. If one or more parent/guardian is on the list of eligible workers and all parents/guardians in the household need to work out of the home, you can begin the application process for Emergency Child Care by clicking on “Waterloo Region Licensed Child Care” below.
For Emergency Child Care, please select the Region of Waterloo Licenced Child Care option. Once you have logged in, follow the step-by-step process in the OneList Waterloo Region User Guide to begin your application for Emergency Child Care.
  • In step one of the application process, select “Emergency Child Care” under “Program Times”.

In order to protect the health and safety of children and families who are using emergency child care we strongly recommend that you apply to one emergency child care program and use that program for the duration of the school closure. At this time most programs have spaces available, however, if the program which you have applied to has filled you may then apply to additional programs. If you have applied to multiple emergency child care programs, once you are deemed eligible and secure a space, please log onto Onelist and remove all other applications for emergency child care to ensure spaces can be offered to all eligible families in our community.


Looking for Before and After school Programs?

Choose the appropriate link below to view a complete list of all schools in Waterloo Region  and the operator who runs the Before and After School Program at each school.

Please note that some before and after school programs are operated by a Licenced Child Care Operator, others are operated by the Waterloo Catholic District School Board or the Waterloo Region District School Board.

The colour coding on the list corresponds to the colour of the button (from the 3 buttons to the right of the page)  that you will need to choose to register for the program.


Learn more about your child care options by clicking below:



Please select where you are looking for care:

Waterloo Region Licensed Child Care


Waterloo Catholic District School Board


Waterloo Region District School Board


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