The Assessment for Quality Improvement (AQI) outlines clear expectations, service standards and guidelines for 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.

L’Évaluation aux fins d’amélioration de la qualité (ÉAQ) établit des attentes claires, des normes de service et des lignes directrices pour tous les fournisseurs de services de garde et d’apprentissage de la petite enfance qui ont un contrat de service avec la Ville. L’ÉAQ sert également comme un outil d’auto-évaluation et de planification pour les fournisseurs de services et le personnel.


The Assessment for Quality Improvement / L’Évaluation aux fins d’amélioration de la qualité

Learn more

  • Our Quality newsletter shares information and stories related to quality early learning environments. We want to hear from you. If you have stories to include in the newsletter, please submit them to childcare@toronto.ca and in the subject line put the words “Quality Newsletter”.

  • The AQI is a validated quality rating improvement system. Learn about the validation process.

  • series of AQI webinars  has been created specifically for frontline educators, operators and boards of directors. These videos outline the importance of quality early learning programs and demonstrate how the AQI can be used as a resource to support quality.

  • Corrected During Assessment (CDA) is a process that allows operators to correct certain items that are identified during the assessment visit as “not meeting expectation” while the Quality Assurance Analyst is still on-site. The centre’s final rating reflects those items that were addressed on site. Note, the CDA process does not apply to assessment items that are serious health and safety issues or items related to interactions with the children.