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 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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Requirement Deadline Program Type
Budget Submission November 30, 2020
  • Child care centres receiving fee subsidy
  • Home child care agencies receiving fee subsidy
  • Every Child Belongs (Special Needs Resourcing)
  • Extended Day Programs
Budget Submission December 31, 2020
  • EarlyON
  • Indigenous-LED (Journey Together) Programs
Budget Submission July 2, 2021
  • New kindergarten / school age before and after school programs
Legacy Wage Grants Reconciliation
(1999 – 2005 Pay Equity)
February 15, 2021
  • Programs receiving 1999 – 2005 Pay Equity only in 2020
Legacy Wage Grants Reconciliation February 15, 2021
  • Home child care agencies receiving Legacy Wage Subsidy Grant in 2020
Provincial Wage Enhancement Reconciliation February 15, 2021
  • All programs receiving Provincial Wage Enhancement Grant funding in 2020
Annual Year to Date Reporting
July 1 to December 31, 2020
January 22, 2021
  • EarlyON
  • Indigenous-LED (Journey Together) programs
  • Every Child Belongs (Special Needs Resourcing)
Semi-Annual Year to Date Reporting
January 1 to June 30, 2021
July 16, 2021
  • EarlyON
  • Indigenous-LED (Journey Together) programs
  • Every Child Belongs (Special Needs Resourcing)
Annual Year to Date Reporting

July 1 to December 31, 2021

January 21, 2022
  • EarlyON
  • Indigenous-LED (Journey Together) programs
  • Every Child Belongs (Special Needs Resourcing)
T4 Visit Consultant visit to service location after February 28, 2021
  • Child care centres
  • Home child care agencies receiving fee subsidy,
  • EarlyON
  • Indigenous-LED (Journey Together) programs
  • Every Child Belongs (Special Needs Resourcing)
Occupancy Space Verification August 14, 2021
  • 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, 2021
  • Summer Day Programs (for 2019-2021)
Summer Day Program Statistics September 21, 2021
  • 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, Provincial Wage Enhancement including mandatory closure, COVID Recovery Gap, Safe Restart Funding or any funding from Children’s Services related to COVID-19 .
  • 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 funding
Minor Capital / Health and Safety Grant Invoices Within 12 months after approval of grant, or receipts of advance any payments
  • 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

 

Requirement Completed Program Type
Assessment for Quality Improvement (AQI) Every 2 years
  • Every Child Belongs (Special Needs Resourcing) Programs
Assessment for Quality Improvement (AQI) Every 1 year
  • Child care centres
  • Home child care
Child Care Operating Standards (CCOS) Every 2 years
  • Child care centres
  • Home child care agencies receiving fee subsidy
  • Every Child Belongs (Special Needs Resourcing) Programs
Child Care Operating Standards (CCOS)
Fees and Attendance
Annually
  • Child care centres
  • Extended Day Programs
  • Home child care agencies receiving fee subsidy
Centre Visits Annually as per Service Agreement requirements
  • All programs funding types visited

Not-for-Profit

For a copy of the following, contact 416-392-3336

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(*)