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Dartmouth Day Care Centre

50 Years of Quality Childcare

Dartmouth Day Care Centre 50th Anniversary

Dartmouth Day Care Centre is a not-for-profit organization governed by a volunteer board of directors. We have been providing quality childcare to families and children in the East and Central Dartmouth areas for more than 45 years. We currently provide childcare for close to 60 families.



We are looking for Qualified Early Childhood Educators Call 902-434-2865 for more details or email your resume to Dartmouth Day Care is accepting resumes for Summer

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Our Story

Dartmouth Day Care Centre was created from a shared vision to create a quality program for families and children in the East Dartmouth area. We were incorporated in 1974 and settled into the basement of St. Luke’s Anglican Church on Veterans Avenue. We started out small with an enrolment of 30 children. In 1987, due to an increased need for childcare in the central Dartmouth area, we expanded to 33 Crichton Avenue. After successfully expanding and operating two full-time childcare programs, the Board of Directors for Dartmouth Day Care Centre approved the movement of the St. Luke’s program to 28 Caledonia Road in 1990. Currently, Dartmouth Day Care Centre provides quality childcare to more than 60 families in the East and Central Dartmouth areas. In 2019, we proudly celebrated 45 years of service to our communities and thank all those involved in helping build a successful organization.

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Important Notice

Please note we are unable to accept new applications as our waiting list is full.  We apologize for the inconvenience. 

Apply Now

We would love to welcome your child at Dartmouth Day Care. To get started please complete our application form below.  Feel free to call us on 902-434-2865 for more information


18 months to 3 years old
$ 39* Per Day


3 to 5 years old
$ 38* Per Day

*As per the Canada-Nova Scotia Canada-Wide Early Learning and Child Care Agreement, childcare fees have been reduced by 25% for families enrolled at Dartmouth Day Care Centre.

How to Apply for Subsidy