Every licensed child care program in the City of Toronto has an assigned Special Needs Resource person. These professionals provide the consistent support needed so that every child can take part in the child care program of his or her family’s choice.
These supports include:
❁ Regular visits to programs
❁ Early identification and intervention
❁ Individual consultation
❁ Program consultation
❁ Program adaptations
❁ Staff, provider and parent training
❁ Environmental assessments
❁ Service coordination and referral
The Every Child Belongs model provides consultation and support to every licensed child care program in Toronto through a designated Special Needs Resource staff. Click here to find out more about the supports available for your centre.
Children's Services in partnership with community agencies provides enhanced services to child care programs so that every child who needs extra support can actively participate in the program.
Information about a single point of access through City Kids, Specialized Nursery School and Fee Subsidy.
Information regarding services a Special Needs Resource staff can provide. A link to City Wide Training calendar, guidelines, forms and special needs criteria.
List of agencies who coordinate and provide access to specialized services to meet the needs of children and their providers.
Newsletters on topics related to children with extra support needs.