Contract & Financial Information
General Operating Funding
The General Operating Funding is a stable source of funding to help child care operators offset their operating costs.
- General Operating Funding Guidelines for operators with a Service Agreement for Fee Subsidy
- Legacy General Operating Grant Guidelines for operators without a Service Agreement for Fee Subsidy
These fact sheets include tips and suggestions on topics related to managing and operating child care programs.
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 Child and Family Programs, 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 will process payments according to the schedule below, funds will be available in the agency’s bank account within two to five business days.
|Advance payment for||Month end dates|
|October 2018||Tuesday, September 25*, 2018|
|November 2018||Thursday, October 25, 2018|
|December 2018||Tuesday, November 27, 2018|
|January 2019||Tuesday, December 18* ^, 2018|
|February 2019||January 24, 2019|
|March 2019||February 21, 2019|
|April 2019||March 21*, 2019|
|May 2019||April 23, 2019|
|June 2019||May 23, 2019|
|July 2019||June 25*, 2019|
|August 2019||July 25, 2019|
|September 2019||August 22, 2019|
|October 2019||September 24*, 2019|
|November 2019||October 24, 2019|
|December 2019||November 21, 2019|
|January 2020||December 17*^, 2019|
^ Although advance payments are processed on this date, payments are not released until January 1 as the City’s fiscal year end is December 31.
Budget guidelines for:
- Child Care Centres (revised Oct 2018 )
- EarlyON Child and Family Centres
- Special Needs
- Summer Day Programs Budget Guidelines
Budget forms (Excel files) for: