Information for Families

Our Family page helps parents to find licensed child care and before and after school programs; apply online for a child care fee subsidy; check out a centre’s quality ratings and find early learning services and supports.

What's New

ExpandThe Province wants to hear from parents and caregivers of children 6 to 12 years

The Province of Ontario, Ministry of Children and Youth Services is leading the development of a strategy that will help support the well being and positive development of children in the middle years (6 to 12 years), with a focus on the most vulnerable.

Please take a few minutes to complete this anonymous Middle Years Parent and Caregiver Experience Survey. It will help the Province to understand what you need to support your child’s development during the middle years, and what challenges you face.

ExpandOntario introduces new regulation to ban waitlist fees, effective Sep 1, 2016

Effective September 1, 2016  licensed child care centres and home child care agencies can no longer charge a fee or require a deposit to join a child care waitlist.

Licensed child care providers will also be required to:

  • develop a public waitlist policy that clearly explains how children on a waitlist are offered admission. 
  • ensure waitlist status is made available to families, in a manner that protects the confidentiality of their personal information.

Read the Province's news release.

How we can help

Looking for child care

Child care in the City of Toronto is available in over 900 licensed child care centres and through 19 licensed home child care agencies working with over 2,000 approved home care providers.

Child care fee subsidy

A child care fee subsidy helps families in financial need with the cost of care. On this page you will find: a fee calculator, an online application, our office hours and locations, frequently asked questions and more.

Quality child care

Quality is an important part of every early learning and child care program. Learn what the City is doing to promote quality child care.

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