Child Care for Children with Special Needs

Licensed child care centres, homes and before and after school programs in Greater Sudbury welcome all children.

Children with special needs (including those with autism, delayed development, physical disabilities and medical conditions) are integrated with other children their age. Registered Early Childhood Educators have training and experience working with children with a wide range of developmental and medical needs.

Child care centres and homes are licensed to care for children up to age 12. But, licensing standards permit children with special needs to be cared for up to age 18, when appropriate.

Costs

Child and Community Resources (CCR) is funded to support licensed child care centres to provide the best possible care for children with special needs. If the centre requires additional resources to accommodate a child with special needs, CCR and the centre can arrange for this so these costs aren’t passed on to you.

Finding Child Care for Children with Special Needs

Finding child care can be challenging for any family. For those who have a child with special needs, it can take even longer. Begin looking for a centre early.

  • Apply for child care through the Child Care Registry.
  • Include any information about your child’s needs you feel comfortable sharing, especially if you think he or she will require extra help. This will allow the child care centre to better plan for your child’s placement.

If you’re having trouble finding child care that meets your child’s needs, contact us for assistance.

Additional Resources

If you need other services for your child contact the Children's Community Network (CCN) at 705-566-3416. They can guide you to community services for children with special needs.