Welcome to Toronto Children's Services. We promote access to high quality early learning, child care and support for families through a well-planned and managed system.
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smiling girl - Information for Families


Our Family page helps parents to find licensed child care and out-of-school time programs; apply online for a child care fee subsidy; check out a centre’s quality ratings and find early learning services and supports.

smiling kid - 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.

little boy - Planning for Toronto's Children


Our Planning page gives an overview of the many plans, reports, policies, programs, projects and strategies that promote the health and well-being of Toronto’s children.


ExpandMeasuring the impact of a fee subsidy and access to child care on children and families

The City of Toronto Children's Services division has ventured into an exciting opportunity with The University of Toronto to administer a research project that will measure the impact of a fee subsidy and access to child care on children and families.

This research will examine the effects of getting a childcare fee subsidy and space for eligible families and their children and will provide key information about how children who receive subsidized child care are impacted.

The Toronto Children's Services offices will be recruiting over 600 parents from the waiting list to participate in this study over a one year period. They will also be supporting and working closely with the participating families to help make this study a success.

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