Early Learning and Child Development Division – Department of Education, Gov. of NL


100 Prince Phillip Drive, Confederation Building, West Block, 3rd Floor, P.O. Box 8700, St. John’s, NL, A1B 4J6

Telephone: 1-709-729-4331
Fax: 1-709-729-4351
Email: Childcareenquiries-m@gov.nl.ca
Subsidy Related Request via Email: metrosubsidy@gov.nl.ca
Website: https://www.childcare.gov.nl.ca/
Programs and Services: https://www.gov.nl.ca/education/childcare/
Contact Us: Personnel Directory


The Early Learning and Child Development Division is responsible for the learning needs of pre-school children and development and implementation of programs which will help to ensure a smooth transition to the K-12 school system. The division is also responsible for the licensing of, and providing supports for, child care services in Newfoundland and Labrador and for supporting family resource centres which provide a variety of community-based activities and resources for children and families. Staff work with child care providers to build capacity in the community and to promote best practices in child care settings.

Target Population:

Families who require childcare services because of work, training, child development or family support, as well as child care providers.

Highlights of Programs/Services Offered:

Early Learning and Child Care Resources:

For more information on Child Care Service Licensing, Programs and Initiatives, check out the Education and Early Childhood Development website, contact the Regional office, or contact the child care facility of interest directly.

Click here for the Early Learning and Child Care Directory, which lists all regulated child care services, both centre-based and family child care, and family resource centres in the province.

Click here to search by the name of Childcare Centre and view any violations.