Toronto's new child care funding model was developed after extensive consultation with families, child care operators, child care experts, and other stakeholders, and was approved by Toronto City Council in June, 2015. It is designed to meet Toronto’s unique needs both now and in the future. For families, the new model aims to improve affordability and accessibility of child care, and ensure programs are of high quality. For child care operators, the model aims to make the funding more predictable and more fairly distributed.
Children's Services wishes to thank everyone for their input and involvement in the process of developing the new model. With your assistance, we have developed a way of funding child care that addresses the complex needs of Toronto’s child care system and allows for its continued growth.