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.
November 20 is National Child Day, a day for celebrating children and the right of every child to a safe, healthy, and engaging childhood. It's an opportunity to take a moment to reflect and discuss the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Learn more about this important day, including how you can celebrate together with children, by visiting our National Child Day webpage.
On August 31, 2015, the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014, comes into effect. Learn more from this provincial document which answers key questions about how these changes will affect licensed and unlicensed child care providers in Ontario.
The City of Toronto is committed to an inclusive child care system that promotes positive and healthy learning environments for all children. To ensure this, Toronto Children's Services and our service partners work together with child care providers and families to support children with additional support needs in licensed child care programs. Continuous improvement and responsiveness are key to the success of the model. Learn more about Every Child Belongs model enhancements on the Questions and Answers web page.
To help support the journey of quality improvement, a series of webinars / série de webinaires has been created specifically for Frontline Educators, Operators and Boards of Directors. These tools are designed to support all centres and municipalities using the Assessment for Quality Improvement (AQI). This webinar series outlines the importance of quality early learning programs and how the AQI can be used as a resource to support quality. Watch out for our next series in the coming months!
Children's Services is proud to announce the Division's 2015-2019 Service Plan. The plan was adopted by City Council on May 5, 2015. This important tool will guide the planning and management of services for children and families for the next five years. It was developed during a period of significant change and is the result of extensive community engagement and research. Thank you to everyone who contributed!