Childcare & Preschools

Choosing child care is a critically important decision for parents. Knowing how to find a safe, nurturing and engaging centre-based or home-based program can be overwhelming for families. 

To make things easier, Cochrane has put together several resources to help you find the right child care for your family. Cochrane’s online business directory is a great place to start. Using the directory, you can filter by day homes and preschool, with the peace of mind knowing all local providers listed are licensed to operate as businesses. 

Cochrane Business Directory

Local resources

BCG Cochrane and Area has a resource for finding registered day homes in Cochrane, as well as resources for finding out of school care for your children. 

BCG Cochrane and Area Day Homes 

Provincial resources

The Alberta Government has a website and guide to help parents searching for child care. The website features information on: 

  • types of child care 
  • resources for children needing extra support 
  • getting help with child care fees 

Finding and choosing child care   Guide to choosing child care

Additionally, you can find information about licensed child care programs and family day home agencies with the Child Care Lookup tool.

 Child Care Lookup tool

The Ontario government has compiled a list of questions to ask a potential child care provider, in a number of languages, to help you in your search. 

Questions to ask a child care provider

For additional, multi-language support in finding child care, call Child Care Connect toll-free at 1-844-644-5165.