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Child Care & Schooling

Western's Mustang mascot talking to a child

Child-care programs offered at Western are licensed and monitored by the Ministry of Education under the Day Nurseries Act. The regulations of the Act are designed to ensure certain standards are met for children's health, safety, development and learning in settings where more than five children of different parents are cared for.

University Child Care

To accommodate the growing child-care needs of Western community members, Western offers access to an on-site licensed child-care program operated by the   YMCA of Southwestern Ontario.  The University Child Care Centre offers full- and part-time care for children ages 2 weeks to 4 years old. The University Child Care Centre is participating in the CWELCC (Canada-Wide Early Learning and Child Care) Agreement.

Applications to the University Child Care Centre are managed through the City of London’s   OneList. The centre regularly experiences high demand, and there is typically a waitlist for child-care spots, even for university community members.

Western has a limited number of reserved spaces at the centre. If you are a Western main campus faculty member, staff member or student, please contact the centre directly after your child is registered on the OneList to inform them of your Western status.

Contact Information:
University Child Care Centre 1141 Western Road (next to Althouse College)
London, Ontario, Canada, N6G 1G6
Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.