St. Catharines Child Care Operators

Number of Live Births

Trend: Variable

Source: Inpatient discharges [2014], Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, IntelliHEALTH Ontario, Extracted: [May, 2015].

Population Trends

0-4 Years Old

Decreasing
6,605
2001
6,315
2006
6,295
2011

5-9 Years Old

Decreasing
7,640
2001
6,955
2006
6,225
2011

10-14 Years Old

Variable
7,900
2001
8,115
2006
7,025
2011

All

Variable
129,170
2001
131,989
2006
131,400
2011

Source: Statistics Canada

Changes in Licensed Spaces By Year

YearInfantToddlerPreschoolJK / SK6 - 12Total
2010 45 255 940 665 1476 3381
2011 45 284 957 745 1531 3562
2012 54 334 909 745 1521 3563
2013 54 319 936 716 1499 3524
2014 54 334 944 760 1660 3752
2015 54 379 991 810 1690 3924

Source: Ministry of Education

Demand vs. Capacity

Number of children in the child care registry vs the number of spaces available.

Child Care Registry



Age GroupRegistered
Infant44
Toddler159
Preschool200
JK-SK23
School Age (6-12)76
Total502

Licensed Child Care Spaces



Age GroupLicensed Spaces
Infant54
Toddler379
Preschool991
JK-SK810
School Age (6-12)1690
Total3924

Child care registry data reflects the number of children with an application in the child care registry, but would not include any children who accessed a space directly from the operator without using the registry.

Source: Ministry of Education; Niagara Region's Child Care Registry


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