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.
Toronto Children's Services is the administrator of the Provincial Wage Enhancement Grant (PWE), announced by the Provincial Government in January 2015 for all licensed child care in Toronto.
This grant is intended to support a wage enhancement in licensed child care. The wage enhancement will support an increase of up to $2 per hour in 2016 plus 17.5 per cent benefits to eligible child care program staff. In addition, the Home Child Care Enhancement Grant (HCCEG) will support an increase of up to $20 per day in 2016 for eligible home child care providers. Learn more...
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!