Our Operators' page gives providers of early learning and child care programs access to funding opportunities, policies and guidelines, supports for children with special needs, online services, training and more.
Children's Services is excited to announce changes to our existing Job Search and Allocation policies effective March 1, 2014. Children's Services is continuing to make efforts to reduce the wait time for families on the waiting list, offer support to child care programs, and grant more time to find child care spaces once subsidy is allocated. Read more.
In February and March of 2014, Children's Services is engaging community partners and stakeholders in consultation sessions to inform the 2015-2019 Service Plan. Learn more.
The second edition of the Quality Makes a Difference Newsletter is now available. The newsletter shares information and stories related to quality early learning environments. Looking for previous edition?
Children's Services is pleased to announce the release of the newest version of the Toronto Operating Criteria, Early Learning and Care Assessment for Quality Improvement. Beginning in January, community information sessions and one-on-one centre visits will be offered to support Operators with the transition to the new assessment measure. Please register online for the training opportunities.
What do I need to open a child care program? What do I do?
Information for operators wanting to apply for a contract for fee subsidy with the City of Toronto
The guideline will ensure that child care spaces are safe, functional, developmentally appropriate, child-friendly and accessible for children.
Information on budgets, business plans, guidelines
Guidelines for confidentiality and sharing of information
The Child Care Service Plan is a tool for guiding the funding and management of Toronto’s child care system.
Wage Subsidy guidelines and information for child care operators
Licensed child care operators and home child care agencies with a current service contract for fee subsidy can apply for grants to assist with the costs of transitioning their services to meet the needs of younger children. Apply now.
Minor capital health & safety funding is allocated to support current infrastructure and promote quality environments for children.
Information regarding services a Special Needs Resource staff can provide. A link to City Wide Training calendar, guidelines, forms and special needs criteria.
Training and professional development that is available to child care operators and their staff