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In Québec, daycare services for children may be: government-subsidized, enabling them to offer reduced-contribution places; or not, but provide places for which you can claim the tax credit for child care expenses.

The contribution made to the parent is the basic contribution and an additional contribution modulated by family income. See the calculation tool to know the daily net cost of childcare.


There are 4 main types of childcare providers you can use according to your needs:

  1. Daycare centre / preschool: Childcare provided in a specific facility (this can be by a for-profit business or a non-profit organization).
  2. Family / home daycare (sometimes known as a “Dayhome”): Childcare usually provided by a single individual out of their home.
  3. Nanny / babysitter: Childcare provided in the child's own home, either on a regular (i.e. nanny) or occasional (i.e. babysitter) basis.
  4. Occasional daycare centre (also known as a “Stop-over daycare centre”): Temporary and occasional childcare provided in a specific facility.

More information about contracts and agreements with the child care services go to the website Daycare Bear.


HEC Montréal's daycare centre

HEC Montréal’s daycare centre (CPE-HEC) accommodates 110 children: 20 infants from 3 to 18 months of age and 90 children ranging in age from 19 months to 5 years. The CPE-HEC is located at 5550 Louis-Colin Avenue, near the Côte-Sainte-Catherine building and at 5305, avenue Decelles, near the Decelles building. 

The centre has adopted the educational program "Accueillir la petite enfance" (PDF - 2,55 Mo- in French only), which was developed by the Ministère de la Famille et des Aînés and seeks to promote children’s overall development. The program’s activities are part of an approach that combines all dimensions of development: socio-affective, moral, linguistic, cognitive and psychomotor.

The HEC daycare centre serves a hot meal at noon as well as two snacks. The menus are varied and well-balanced and are prepared in accordance with the Canada Food Guide.


+  Admission policies and contact

Opening hours 

7:45 a.m. to 6:15 p.m.


Important Notice

  • HEC Montréal employees
    You can register directly on the waiting list for the CPE-HEC by contacting the director or by sending an email to


  • HEC Montréal students and graduates
    You can register on the waiting list for the CPE-HEC and update your account by visiting the website or by contacting Coopérative Enfance Famille customer service at (514) 767-4949.

CPE-HEC's admission policies (in French only)

Internal governance policies (PDF - in French only)



General Manager by interim:
Martin Ouellette

Pedagogical Manager:
Nadine Boucher
Louis Colin building
Phone : (514) 340-6666 poste: 201
Decelles building
Phone : (514) 340-6666 poste: 101

E-mail :


Educational system in Quebec:

Typical academic path

In general, minor children accompanying their parents in Quebec or came to join one of his relatives holding of a work permit must obtain a Quebec Acceptance Certificate (CAQ) for studies as well as a study permit issued by the Government of Canada. These requirements apply to the minor child from primary education.

Determine if your child needs:

French educational institutions: Commission Scolaire De Montréal (CSDM)

English educational institutions: English Montreal School Board (EMSB)


Additionals ressources :

  • Cigogne Association (non-profit organisation helping parents conciliate family and studies in the best way possible).
  • Réseau pour un Québec famille (in french only - supports the family according to their needs at different stages of evolution of the family).


Related topics : 

Family insurance plan

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