COVID-19: We are phasing in the reopening of Toronto Early Learning & Child Care Centres and Toronto Home Child Care. Parents will be contacted when their program is ready to open. We are following Provincial and Toronto Public Health guidelines and practicing enhanced health and safety protocols as outlined in our COVID-19 Policies and Procedures.

Our Programs

The City operates early learning and child care programs throughout Toronto for children birth to 12 years of age. We are committed to providing high quality, inclusive programs that support the health, well-being and learning of every child in our care.

TELCCS Waitlist Registration

We encourage families to register early because each Toronto Early Learning & Child Care program has a waitlist.  There are two different ways to register.

  1. If you need help with the cost of child care, apply through our Child Care Fee Subsidy application or call 311. This one application will put your name on both the Child Care Fee Subsidy waitlist and the waitlist for the Toronto Early Learning & Child Care (TELCCS) programs you choose.
  2. If you are able to pay the full cost of care for a TELCCS program, apply through our TELCCS waitlist registration.

Program Information & Policies