Percentage of children under 4 in types of child care, Canada and regions, 2011

Use with caution: Atlantic – Home; British Columbia – Child Care Centre and Home; Ontario – Private Care
Responses of preschool and other child care arrangements are included in the calculation of percentages, but are not shown in the table. Therefore, totals will not add to 100%.

Source: CICH graphic created using data adapted from Statistics Canada, General Social Survey, 2011. -accessed July 24, 2017.

In Canada in 2011, 31% of children under 4 years of age were in home-based child care.

One-third were in child care centres and 28% were in private care.

Those proportions varied across the regions of Canada. For example, in Québec, 50% were in home-based care, 38% in centres and only 10% in private arrangements. In the Prairie provinces, 43% were in private arrangements and only 23% in centres.