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Description & Services
Description (Service)
  • Responsible for the delivery of licensed early learning and child care programs, as well as family resource programs within the Rainy River District 
  • Provides a list of licensed child care facilities on website 
  • Provides a list of EarlyON Child and Family Centre locations on website
Fee Subsidy 
  • Provides financial assistance towards the cost of licensed early learning and child care programs for eligible families
Special Needs Resourcing 
  • Coordinates staff, equipment, supplies or services to enhance the integration of children with special needs into licensed early learning and child care programs
The following child care service providers offer Special Needs Resourcing: 
  • Country View Child Care Centre, Devlin 
  • Fort Frances Children's Complex  
  • Fort Frances Nursery School 
  • Learn, Laugh and Play Children's Centre, Rainy River 
  • Rainbow Centre, Atikokan 
  • Zaagi-idiwin Aboriginal Head Start, Fort Frances
Ontario Works Child Care 
  • Provides funding if available, for Ontario Works recipients who are taking part in approved activities, to help pay for child care expenses
Hours Mon-Fri 8 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4 pm
Areas Served Rainy River District
Eligibility Ages: 1.5 year(s) - 12 year(s) 
Fee Subsidy 
  • Individuals in need of financial assistance when placing children in a licensed early learning and child care program  
  • Must meet income eligibility and complete an Income Test
Special Needs Resourcing 
  • Parents/guardians of children with special needs
Application Fee Subsidy
Contact the licensed early learning and child care program where individual wishes to enroll child and/or the Rainy River District Social Services Administration Board (RRDSSAB) office
Languages English
Fees Service - vary; based on income
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-274-5349
Toll Free Phone 1-800-265-5349
Fax 807-274-0678
Primary Contact Tanis Fretter, Integrated Services Manager; Phone: 807-274-5349 ext 241; Email:
Located In Community Fort Frances
Address 450 Scott St
Fort Frances, ON P9A 1H2
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Intersection Scott St and Armit Ave
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Regional / Municipal ; Provincial