Quality in Early Learning and Child Care

Assessment for Quality Improvement


The Assessment for Quality Improvement or AQI prescribes clear expectations, service standards and guidelines for all child care providers who have a service contract with the City. It also serves as a self-evaluation and planning tool for child care operators, and educators. Parents should expect that a licensed child care centre will deliver a high quality program that allows children opportunities for play, socialization, exploration and developmentally appropriate learning in a safe and nurturing environment. The assessment measure uses the program, environment and interactions collaboratively to advance quality in child care.

  • Introduction
  • Infant
  • Toddler
  • Preschool
  • Before & after school
  • Nutrition
  • Playground

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