Toronto District School Board

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Welcoming, school-based child care programs offer students a seamless day of learning at one location.

For our youngest learners, child care is often their first introduction to a school environment and can help smooth the transition to Kindergarten. Programs offer early learning opportunities, designed to promote gross and fine motor skills and language, cognitive, social and emotional development.

The TDSB currently has more than 300 fee-based child care sites in our schools with programs, from infant to 12 years, though ages served varies by location. Programs are licensed and operate under the Child Care and Early Years Act and are regulated by Toronto Public Health and Children’s Services. Most school-based child care centres offer spaces subsidized by the City of Toronto.

Children with special needs are eligible to access child care and appropriate supports in their neighbourhood. Families looking for an early childhood program or developmental supports for their child with special needs can phone CITYKIDS at 416-920-6543.

Find a child care program or learn more about fee subsidies

Early Learning and Care Policy Consultation

The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) is pleased to share the DRAFT Early Learning and Care Policy which is now posted online for public consultation. The DRAFT Early Learning and Care Policy is an amalgamation and revision of the current Child Care in Schools Policy (P.022) and Early Years Policy (P.059).
The Draft Early Learning and Care Policy provides forward-thinking principles and commitments that guide system planning, implementation, and improvement across a range of programs for children from birth to age 12 including but not limited to child care in schools, child and family programs, Full-Day Kindergarten and elementary education. 
We welcome comments and feedback for consideration before January 2, 2018 at 12:00pm. The DRAFT Early Learning and Care Policy can be accessed on the Policy Consultation page.
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