With the roll-out of the revised assessment measure in 2014 we introduced a new name, Early Learning and Care Assessment for Quality Improvement or ELCAQI. Throughout 2014 we heard from many people that the name is too long, or they are unsure what it is called or an acronym we don't like is being used! So with all this being said, as we move forward into 2015, the assessment measure will be known as Assessment for Quality Improvement or the AQI.
January 22, 2015
Premier Wynne announced that the Ontario government is increasing wages for eligible registered early childhood educators (RECEs) and front-line child care professionals in licensed child care settings. Starting this month, Ontario is implementing a wage increase of $1 per hour for eligible child care workers in the licensed care sector. Another wage increase is set for next year.
All staff working directly with children as well as supervisors in licensed centres are eligible. Home visitors working for a licensed home child care agency and providers contracted by a licensed home child care agency are also eligible.
Details and application information for this grant will be posted and communicated when available. A list of frequently asked questions has been provided by the province.
The 2015 Online Budget application will be available on November 1, 2014 and Child Care Centre budgets will be due on December 1, 2014. In preparation for the 2015 budget year, we invite childcare service providers to attend the 2015 Budget Overview Sessions and the Budget Input Labs. Click here for more information.
In partnership with Toronto Police Services and Ministry of Education, Children's Services would like to share the summary notes which capture the information shared at the recent PRCP information sessions held at Metro Hall.
Additional funding is now available to licensed child care centres who have a contract with Children's Services. Child care centres that have utilized 120 hours of Child Care Support Funds for their staff to support a child are eligible to apply for additional hours. Up to 200 hours per child may be available. Centres can apply through their Special Needs Resource staff.
Avec le déploiement en 2014 de l'outil d'évaluation révisé, nous avons introduit un nouveau nom; Évaluation des services de garde et d'apprentissage de la petite enfance aux fins d'améloration de la qualité. Par la suite, nous avons entendu de beaucoup de gens que le nom est trop long et que vous ne savez pas exactement comment l'appeler. Donc, nous entamons l'année 2015 avec un nouveau nom; l'outil d'évaluation sera maintenant connu sous le nom d'Évaluation aux fins d'amélioration de la qualité, ou ÉAQ.