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.
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.
Toronto City Council has approved the City's 2017 operating budget of $10.5 billion and a 10-year capital budget and plan of $26.5 billion. The 2017 budget provides an additional $43 million for new and enhanced services, including investments in poverty reduction, child care and community wellness, safe transportation, environmental sustainability and city building. Read more about highlights of the Children's Services budget.
Check out our Toronto Family page where you will find news and information on programs, supports, services and events taking place across the city.
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.
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.
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 is an important part of every early learning and child care program. Learn what the City is doing to promote quality child care.