Children, Youth and Parenting

Northumberland County offers many supports and services for children, youth, parents and caregivers.

EarlyON Centres

EarlyON Child and Family Centres are where you and your children can laugh, be curious, play, learn, make friends and feel a sense of belonging.

Child care financial support

We offer child care fee subsidy for those who qualify. You may qualify if you are working, going to school, receiving Ontario Works or have a child with special needs. Fee subsidy helps pay some or all of the cost of childcare to one of the many licensed child care options in Northumberland.

Special needs resources

Northumberland County has partnered with Five Counties Children's Centre to deliver Northumberland's Special Needs Resourcing Program.

Young parents

If you are a young parent, you may be eligible for the LEAP program. This is an Ontario Works program designed to help parents get their high school diploma, job skills and learn more about parenting.