In alignment with P.022 Early Learning & Care Policy the TDSB supports more than 370 independently operated, fee-based child care and before-and after-school programs in our schools. These programs serve children from birth to age twelve, though ages served varies by location.
This web page provides resources and information to schools, child cares and before-and after-school programs in the TDSB to support a collaborative approach to support early years programs in schools.
Policies and Guidelines for School Boards
Since the introduction of Full-Day Kindergarten in 2010, the Ministry of Education has directed that school boards develop Full-Day Kindergarten Before-and-After School programs where there is sufficient demand.
As of September 2017, the Education Act was amended and school boards are now responsible for providing Before-and-After School programs for children age 6-12 years (in addition to Full-Day Kindergarten) where there is sufficient demand and viability.
For more information on the Board's mandate, please refer to the Ministry of Education's Before-and-After School Programs Kindergarten – Grade 6 Policies and Guidelines for School Boards.
Tenant Work Requests
Child care tenants who need to request maintenance work or a tenant-funded improvement project from Facility Services should consult the updated Tenant Work Requests guideline.
If you require routine maintenance or repair, the head caretaker will submit a notification to Facility Services on your behalf. However, if the work is a tenant-funded improvement project, a Facilities Work Request form or Viability Review Request form must be completed. Your head caretaker and FTL (Facility Team Leader) can help you identify which form needs to be completed.
*reminder: always use these links to access the current guidelines and forms.
Child Care Resource Manual
The Child Care Resource Manual (2015 Edition) is intended to serve as a repository of relevant information related to child care in TDSB schools. The purpose of the Child Care Resource Manual is to gather all information relevant to policies, procedures and practices, and to strengthen the links between child care programs and school programs in order to provide a seamless experience for children and families.
The manual is currently under review to ensure the most current and accurate information is available to child care programs in TDSB schools. Please connect with the head caretaker or Facilities Team Leader (FTL) of the school if you have any questions about facilities-related issues.
Indigenous Cultural Competency - Resources
Below are resources to support educators in developing indigenous cultural competency: