Description & Services
Description (Service)
  • Responsible for the delivery of Child Care and Early Years within the Thunder Bay District 
  • Provides a list of licensed child care facilities on website
Subsidized Day Care 
  • Provides financial assistance towards the cost of day nursery or private home day care services for parents, foster parents or legal guardians
EarlyON Centres 
Offer a range of services and resources to all families in Ontario, providing:  
  • fun activities such as reading, storytelling, sing-alongs and games  
  • advice from professionals trained in early childhood development  
  • information about other family services in the community  
  • a place to connect with other families with young children 
Special Needs Resource Services 
  • Ensures that all children, regardless of need, can participate in the child care setting of their families' choice
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 in either Licensed Child Care Facilities or with Informal Care Providers
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Marathon
Eligibility Subsidized Day Care 
  • Income assessment required 
  • Qualifying families must be working, attending training or school or have a child with special needs 
  • Families are required to provide their most recent Notice of Assessment (NOA) or Reassessment or Canada Child Benefit Form (CCB)
Ontario Works Child Care 
  • Must be receiving Ontario Works and employed
Application Individuals can apply by contacting the office or online
Ontario Works Child Care 
  • Contact Income Maintenance Worker
Languages English
Fees Service - based on income ; Fee assistance available for child care ; assistance is provided by District of Thunder Bay Social Services Administration Board.
Additional Services at this Site
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-229-2157
Toll Free Phone 1-888-660-8851
Fax 807-229-1103
Social Media Facebook Facebook, Instagram Instagram, Twitter Twitter
Primary Contact Louise Piercey, Manager, Child Care and Early Years
Alternate Contact Michelle Wojciechowski, Supervisor, Child Care and Early Years
Located In Community Marathon
Address 52 Peninsula Square
Marathon, ON P0T 2E0
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Intersection Peninsula Rd and Ontario St
Mailing Address 231 May St S 
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 1B5
Physical Access Unknown
Other Details
Legal Status (20) Regional Government
Funding City / Town - Thunder Bay ; Regional / Municipal - Schreiber ; Provincial - Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS); Ministry of Education