About EYIL

The Early Years Information Line (EYIL) is a free and confidential service providing information on early learning and child care programs in your neighbourhood, as well as other programs for children and their families. It is a point of access for parents, caregivers, child care centres, community service providers, government agencies, and anyone else with a question.

Early Years Information Line is a program of Information Hamilton.

Information includes:

  • Ontario Early Years Centres and Parenting and Family Literacy Centres
  • Child care services (centres or home-based, near the home, work or school)
  • Schools near the home, work or parents’ school
  • Speech and language services
  • How to apply for child care subsidy
  • Child development and behaviour resources
  • Special Needs resources
  • Check It Out drop in clinics
  • Seasonal camps (march break, summer, winter break and professional activity days)
  • Financial resources for families
  • How to start a child care service
  • Caregiver support groups
  • Comprehensive child care website
  • Contact information and descriptions for child-related organizations