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

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 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 application period for the 2015 Provincial Wage Enhancement (PWE) grant is now over

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.

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!