Information for Operators

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.

What's New

Registration for 2016 Budget Input Labs Now Open

Budget Input Labs will be available during October and November for childcare service providers who wish to attend a lab to input their 2016 budget in the Online Budget Application. Labs will be available in all four District Offices and Consultants will be available at all labs to provide support.

Operators who wish to attend the lab must register online and may register for the location of their choice.

In order to access the online budget you must have an active Budget Preparer or Signing Authority user role in Online Services and must bring your user ID and password to participate in the lab.

To register please click here

Launch of the 2016 Online Budget

The 2016 Online Budget application will be available on October 13, 2015 and Child Care Centre budgets will be due on November 20, 2015.

Child care service providers are invited to attend the 2016 Budget Overview Sessions which will highlight important changes to the 2016 Online Budget Application, updates to the Budget Guidelines, and changes to the budget process based on the implementation of the new Child Care and Early Years Act, which came into effect on August 31, 2015.

To register please click here

Child care rules are changing

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.

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Every Child Belongs Model for Special Needs Resourcing System Enhancements

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.

Check out the Webinars on Quality!

YouTube thumbnailTo help support the journey of quality improvement, a series of webinarssérie 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!

Toronto City Council adopts Children's Services' 2015-2019 Service Plan

2015-2019 Service Plan - cover thumbnail 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!