Renseignements en français

Google Translate Disclaimer

A number of pages on the Government of Saskatchewan`s web site have been professionally translated in French. These translations are identified by a yellow text box that resembles the link below and can be found in the right hand rail of the page. The home page for French-language content on this site can be found here:

Renseignements en Français

Where an official translation is not available, Google™ Translate can be used. Google™ Translate is a free online language translation service that can translate text and web pages into different languages. Translations are made available to increase access to Government of Saskatchewan content for populations whose first language is not English.

The results of software-based translation do not approach the fluency of a native speaker or possess the skill of a professional translator. The translation should not be considered exact, and may include incorrect or offensive language Government of Saskatchewan does not warrant the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information translated by this system. Some files or items cannot be translated, including graphs, photos, and other file formats such as portable document formats (PDFs).

Any person or entities that rely on information obtained from the system does so at his or her own risk. Government of Saskatchewan is not responsible for any damage or issues that may possibly result from using translated website content. If you have any questions about Google™ Translate, please visit: Google™ Translate FAQs.

Child Care in Saskatchewan

Families and communities are supported through Saskatchewan’s Early Learning and Child Care Program. This program supports high-quality care for children in healthy, safe and nurturing environments.

Good quality child care services support the social, emotional, physical, spiritual and intellectual development of children.

Top

1. Types of Child Care

Licensed centres and family child care homes:

  • meet and maintain standards set by the Government of Saskatchewan
  •  are monitored by Early Learning and Child Care consultants; and
  • have their license reviewed every year.

Unlicensed caregivers are not monitored by the Government of Saskatchewan and are not subject to many legal requirements.

Top

2. Choosing Quality Child Care

When choosing a child care facility, always ask:

  • Is the environment healthy and safe?
  • How many children are being cared for by the child care home provider?
  • How are children supervised?
  • Do caregivers interact with the children?
  • Are child care providers educated about child development?
  • How is behaviour managed?
  • Is the program appropriate for your child’s age and needs?
  • Is the caregiver easy to talk to?
  • Is the child care home provider or child care centre licensed by the Government of Saskatchewan?

Be sure to discuss your expectations with child care home providers or centre directors. Always check references before deciding which service to use.

Top

3. How to Find Child Care

Search for licensed child care providers by location using our searchable map of Saskatchewan.

Find a licensed child care provider in your community

Top

4. Reporting Concerns with Child Care

If you have any concerns about your child care facility, talk to your caregiver first. If the problem is not resolved, contact the Child Care Regional Office closest to you. An Early Learning and Child Care Consultant will investigate your complaint, will take action and will handle your call privately.

You can contact the Ministry of Education’s Child Care Office by calling 1-855-824-9419.

Child Care Regional Offices

  • Regina – 306-787-4980
  • Moose Jaw – 306-694-3644
  • Swift Current – 306-778-8531
  • Weyburn – 306-848-2497
  • Yorkton – 306-786-5770
  • Saskatoon – 306-933-6071
  • North Battleford – 306-446-7574
  • Melfort – 306-752-6164 
  • Prince Albert – 306-953-3612
  • La Ronge - 1-800-667-4380

We need your feedback to improve saskatchewan.ca. Help us improve