High quality early learning programs support the healthy development of children and set the stage for life-long learning.


Before and After School Quality Assessment Measure

After two years of community consultation and development, we are pleased to share with you the revised Before & After School Early Learning and Care Assessment for Quality Improvement / Avant et Après l’École Évaluation des services de garde et d’apprentissagede la petite enfance aux fins d’amélioration de la qualité. The revised document better reflects the type of licensed before & after school programs we find across Toronto.

Effective 2017, this revised quality measure will also be used for Kindergarten Before & After School Programs. In previous years, the Preschool section of the Assessment for Quality Improvement (AQI) was used to assess these programs for quality.

Visit our Assessment for Quality Improvement page to view the program expectations for high quality child care.

What is Toronto doing to promote quality in early learning and child care?

Informing Families

Looking for a quality Early Learning Child Care Program? The Family page provides information related to the importance of high quality Early Learning Child Care Program and is where you can find a specific centre's Quality Ratings.

Supporting Operators

The Operators' page provides resources, communications and updates related to quality improvement across the early learning and care system.