To help support the journey of quality improvement, a series of webinars 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!
The Provincial deadline for submission of 2015 Provincial Wage Enhancement (PWE) applications has passed. Operators may monitor the status of their submitted applications on our dedicated webpage. The Application Status page contains the status of applications and the Next Steps page contains information regarding the approval and payment process.
On June 8th the Ministry of Education sent a notice regarding the Implementations of the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014 and Regulations. Check the new Act for further details. There are a number of changes that will come into effect Sept 1, 2015. After we have had time to review these changes and revise current processes communication of policy changes will be communicated to you. Read more...
Last July, Children's Services committed to review the Every Child Belongs (ECB) model for service and business enhancements. For an update on status of the review, and what has been accomplished thus far, read more.
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!