The first step
in the process of opening a new child care centre is to contact
of Education directly at 416-325-0656 about
a license to operate. All
child care centres and home child care agencies are licensed by
the Ministry under the Day Nurseries Act.
Fee subsidy contract
Once your program has been licensed, you may be interested in applying for a service contract with the City of Toronto to provide child care to families receiving fee subsidy. Learn more about how to apply for a service contract and the requirements.
If you are a
home provider interested in becoming part of the licensed home child
care system, please contact one of
the 21 home child care agencies that serve
the City of Toronto.
Building or renovating