The City of Toronto believes that every child belongs and we are committed to an inclusive child care system that is high in quality and rich in learning opportunities for all children. Inclusive child care for a family of a child who needs extra support means that:

  • each family has the opportunity to access the child care program of their choice
  • each child is welcome and treated in the same thoughtful and respectful way as all other children.

Our Every Child Belongs (ECB) team is made up of professionals from the City and community agencies. Together we provide services to licensed child care programs in Toronto for children with extra support needs and their families.

Each child care program has access to an Every Child Belongs Resource Consultation Staff who;

  • Works with the child care program and family to develop strategies and carry out individualized support plans for a child.
  • Supports child care programs to build inclusive environments through training and program consultation.

*The term ‘extra support needs’ refers to ‘special needs’

How to Get Every Child Belongs Services for Your Program

Submit a Request Online
To submit a request, login to your online services account and select the Every Child Belongs – Service Request tab. If you need help contact your ECB Resource Consultation Staff.

Contact Your ECB Resource Consultation Staff
The name and phone number of the ECB Resource Consultation Staff for your child care centre is listed at the bottom of your centre’s registry page which can be found on our A to Z child care centre listing.

Professional Learning Opportunities

The City and community agencies provide a range of learning opportunities for early childhood professionals to support the inclusion of all children.