General Operating Funding

The General Operating Funding is a stable source of funding to help child care operators offset their operating costs.

Fact Sheets

These fact sheets include tips and suggestions on topics related to managing and operating child care programs.

Requirement Program Type Deadline
Budget Submission
  • Child Care Centres receiving fee subsidy
  • Home Child Care agencies receiving fee subsidy
  • Special Needs Resourcing Programs
  • Extended Day Programs
Nov 30, 2018
EarlyON and Journey Together Programs Nov 30, 2018
Summer Day Programs (for 2019-2021) May 10, 2019
New Kindergarten / School Age Before and After school programs Jul 5, 2019
Legacy Wage Grants Reconciliation
(1999 – 2005 Pay Equity)
Programs receiving 1999 – 2005 PE only in 2018 Feb 15, 2019
Legacy Wage Grants Reconciliation Home Child Care agencies receiving legacy Wage Subsidy Grant in 2018
Provincial Wage Enhancement
Reconciliation
All programs receiving Provincial Wage Enhancement Grant funding in 2018
Fee Stabilization Support Funding Reconciliation All programs receiving
funding in 2018
Annual Year to Date Reporting (Jul 1 – Dec 31, 2018) EarlyON and Journey Together Programs and Special Needs Resourcing Programs Jan 25, 2019
Semi-Annual Year to Date Reporting (Jan 1 to Jun 30, 2019) EarlyON and Journey Together Programs and Special Needs Resourcing Programs Jul 19, 2019
Annual Year to Date Reporting (Jul 1 – Dec 31, 2019) EarlyON and Journey Together Programs and Special Needs Resourcing Programs Jan 24, 2020
T4 Visit Child Care Centres and Home Child Care Agencies receiving fee subsidy, EarlyOn and Journey Together Programs, and Special Needs Resourcing Programs Consultant visit to
service location after
February 28, 2019
Occupancy Space Verification All Child Care Centres and EarlyON Programs located in schools that are part of the legacy occupancy agreement Aug 9, 2019
Summer Day Program Statistics Summer Day Programs Sep 20, 2019
Submission of Audited Financial Statements
  • Agencies receiving $30,000 or more in fee subsidy per year
  • Agencies receiving $20,000 or more in wage grants per year (any combination of Wage Subsidy, Wage Improvement, Pay Equity, or Provincial Wage Enhancement)
  • All EarlyON and Journey Together Programs regardless of funding levels
  • Agencies receiving $20,000 or more in Summer Day funding per year (unaudited statements required if less than $20,000 is received)
  • Agencies receiving $20,000 or more in Special Needs Resourcing funding per year
Within four months of the  agency’s year end
Minor Capital/
Grant Health and Safety Invoices
All programs that are eligible to apply for receiving Minor Capital/ Health and Safety Grant Within 12 months
after receipts of
advance payment or
approval of grant
General Services Information(i.e. Languages spoken by the staff,Language Immersion Program,Dietary Services and School Escort) Applies to all program types.

  • Agencies with access to Online Services are required to update General Services information and Contact/User Information through Online Services
  • Agencies without access to Online Services should forward changes to their Consultant as they occur
Ongoing, as changes occur
AQI Assessment
  • Special Needs Resourcing Programs
  • Group Centres
  • Home Child Care
Completed:

  • Every 2years
  • Every 1 year
  • Every 1 year
Child Care Operating Standards
(CCOS)
Child Care Centres and Home Child Care
agencies receiving fee subsidy and Special Needs Resourcing Programs
Completed
every 2 years
Child Care Operating Standards
(CCOS)
Fees and Attendance
Child Care Centres and Home Child Care
agencies receiving fee subsidy
Completed annually
Centre Visits All program types visited Completed annually as per agreeemtn requirements

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Requirement Deadline Program Type
Fee Stabilization Support Funding Reconciliation October 25, 2019 All programs receiving Fee Stabilization Supports funding in 2019
Budget Submission November 29, 2019 Child Care Centres receiving fee subsidy

Home Child Care agencies receiving fee subsidy

Every Child Belongs (Special Needs Resourcing) Programs

Extended Day Programs

EarlyON and Indigenous-LED (Journey Together) Programs

Budget Submission

 

July 3, 2020 New Kindergarten / School Age Before and After school programs
 

Legacy Wage Grants Reconciliation

(1999 – 2005 Pay Equity)

 

February 14, 2020 Programs receiving 1999 – 2005 PE only in 2019

 

Legacy Wage Grants Reconciliation February 14, 2020 Home Child Care agencies receiving legacy Wage Subsidy Grant in 2019
Provincial Wage Enhancement Reconciliation February 14, 2020 All programs receiving Provincial Wage Enhancement Grant funding in 2019
Annual Year to Date Reporting

July 1 – December 31, 2019

January 24, 2020 EarlyON and Indigenous-LED (Journey Together) Programs and Every Child Belongs (Special Needs Resourcing) Programs
Semi-Annual Year to Date Reporting

January 1 to June 30, 2020

July 17, 2020
Annual Year to Date Reporting

July 1 – December 31, 2020

January 22, 2021
T4 Visit Consultant visit to service location after February 28, 2020 Child Care Centres and Home Child Care Agencies receiving fee subsidy, EarlyON and Indigenous-LED (Journey Together) Programs, and Every Child Belongs (Special Needs Resourcing) Programs
Occupancy Space Verification August 14, 2020 All Child Care Centres and EarlyON Programs located in schools that are part of the legacy occupancy agreement
Summer Day Letter of Intent May 10, 2020 Summer Day Programs (for 2019-2021)
Summer Day Program Statistics September 21, 2020 Summer Day Programs
Submission of Audited Financial Statements

 

Within 4 months of the agency’s year end
  • Agencies receiving $30,000 or more in fee subsidy per year
  • Agencies receiving $20,000 or more in wage grants per year (any combination of Legacy General Operating Grant Only, Minor Capital/Health and Safety, Pay Equity, General Operating Funding, Fee Stabilization Support or Provincial Wage Enhancement)
  • All EarlyON and Indigenous-LED (Journey Together) Programs regardless of funding levels
  • Agencies receiving $20,000 or more in Summer Day funding per year (unaudited statements required if less than $20,000 is received)
  • Agencies receiving $20,000 or more in Every Child Belongs (Special Needs Resourcing) funding per year
Review Engagement Report Within 4 months of the agency’s year end Agencies receiving only Provincial Wage Enhancement or Fee Stabilization Support (Starting June 2019 Fiscal Cycle)
Minor Capital/ Health and Safety Grant Invoices  

Within 12 months after receipts of advance payment or approval of grant

 

All programs that are eligible to apply for receiving Minor Capital/ Health and Safety Grant
General Services Information

(i.e. Languages spoken by the staff, Language Immersion Program, Dietary Services and School Escort)

Ongoing, as changes occur Applies to all program types

Agencies with access to Online Services are required to update General Services information and Contact/User Information through Online Services

Agencies without access to Online Services should forward changes to their Consultant as they occur

AQI Assessment Completed:

Every 2 years

Every 1 year

Every 1 year

Every Child Belongs (Special Needs Resourcing) Programs

Group Centres

Home Child Care

Child Care Operating Standards (CCOS) Completed every 2 years Child Care Centres and Home Child Care agencies receiving fee subsidy and Every Child Belongs (Special Needs Resourcing) Programs
Child Care Operating Standards (CCOS)

Fees and Attendance

Completed annually Child Care Centres and Home Child Care agencies receiving fee subsidy.Extended Day Programs
Centre Visits Completed annually as per agreement requirements All programs types visited

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Not-for-Profit

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Summer Day

Agencies who have a Service Agreement with the City of Toronto may receive payment from the City in advance of services being provided to children and families. Fee subsidy advances for child care centres and home child care agencies are typically paid monthly. General Operating Grant, other wage grants, and base funded programs are typically paid quarterly.

Quarterly payments for EarlyON Child and Family Programs, Every Child Belongs (Special Needs Resourcing) Agencies, Pay Equity, General Operating Grant, and other wage grant payments are processed on the dates noted with an asterisk (*).

Children’s Services process payments according to the schedule noted below. Funds should be received in your bank account by the fifth day of the month for which the advance is paid.

 Advance Payment For Month End Dates
October 2019  Tuesday, September 24, 2019(*)
 November 2019  Thursday, October 24, 2019
December 2019  Thursday, November 21, 2019
January 2020 Tuesday, December 17, 2019(*)
February 2020 Thursday, January 23, 2020
March 2020  Thursday, February 20, 2020
April 2020 Tuesday, March 24, 2020(*)
May 2020  Thursday, April 23, 2020
June 2020  Thursday, May 21, 2020
July 2020 Tuesday, June 23, 2020(*)
August 2020  Tuesday, July 23, 2020
September 2020  Thursday, August 25, 2020
October 2020 Tuesday, September 22, 2020(*)
November 2020 Thursday, October 22, 2020
December 2020 Tuesday, November 24, 2020
January 2021 Thursday, December 17, 2020(*)