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Child Care

NOTICE: Effective June 29, 2020 the Childcare Centre reopened. Early ON Child will not be opening at this time.  The new policies and procedures as we now enter Stage 3 of Covid-19 can be found in our  September 2020 Parent Handbook.


Goderich Municipal Child Care Centre

376 Cambridge Street

Goderich, Ontario, N7A 2Z1


 Director:  Bonnie Hastings

Supervisor: Cindy Austin

Goderich Municipal Child Care Centre

Our programming is guided by How Does Learning Happen? Ontario's Pedagogy for the Early Years Document (2014).

Goderich Municipal Child Care Centre welcomes your child and family to a warm, caring, enthusiastic and respectful atmosphere.  Our Educators provide a quality learning environment for all children with daily opportunities to extend individual learning needs based on their natural curiosity, current interests and real life experiences. We provide our children with many play based, hands-on learning opportunities to keep children involved and creatively thinking.  Active investigation combined with reasonable risk taking opportunities allow children to be curious, explore the environment, and make strong connections to the world around them. This encourages children to build positive relationships, fosters problem solving skills, and increases the ability for positive self-expression with peers.

We promote a diverse and inclusive environment that provides children with the opportunity for personal growth, individual success, and a sense of pride in their accomplishments. There is ongoing communication with the families to establish individual learning goals and provide support for personal development. We also have In-Centre supports from the following Service Agencies to help with specialized programming.

Growing Together Early Learning Resource Program

Small Talk (Speech and Language)

Thames Valley Children's Centre (Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy)

Our program includes to following to promote our philosophy:

  • Outdoor play
  • Imagine, Create and Explore (I.C.E.) within the classroom or gym
  • Story Time
  • Circle Time
  • Dramatic Play
  • Nutritious snacks
  • Hot Meals
  • Rest Periods


Infants: 3 months- 18 months

Toddler: 18 months- 2 ½ years

Preschool: 2 ½ years- 5 years

Parent Handbook

 Hours of Operation: 7:30 am to 5:30 pm

 Full and Half Day Care is available

Half Day AM with Lunch: 7:30am -12:30pm

 Half Day PM with Lunch: 12:00pm -5:00pm


Huron County has a centralized on-line Child Care waitlist available (OneHSN-Huron) Registration for the GMCCC waitlist is done through this application webpage  There will be no cost associated with placing a child on this waitlist or having them removed.  Please follow up with the Child Care Centre to check waitlist/availability at 519-524-7441


Goderich EarlyON Child and Family Centre

(located on the south side of Goderich Public School - 125 Blake St. E. (entrance off of Bennett Street)


We run FREE programs designed especially for children 0 - 6  years of age to attend with their parent/caregiver.  We are open Monday through Friday 9 - 11a.m., Tuesday from 1 - 4p.m.for OPEN PLAY,  Wednesday 1:30 - 3p.m. is BABY TIME, and Thursday 1:30 - 3:00pm.


Join us for play-based learning experiences that are fun and engaging - such as crafting, building, creating, reading, storytelling, singing, and so much more! Talk with professional trained in Early Childhood Development, learn about specialized programs within the community, and make connections with other families with young children. 

Check out our NEW quarterly calendars for all of Huron County!




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Goderich Town Hall: 57 West Street, Goderich, ON N7A 2K5, Phone: 519-524-8344, Email:
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