Child care centres receive support at both the provincial and municipal levels to meet the requirements of applicable legislation. With respect to infection, prevention and control, local boards of health work cooperatively with child care owners/operators and agencies such as the Ministry of Education to ensure that child care centres implement necessary infection prevention and control practices. Below are some of the agencies that support child care in the City of Toronto.
Toronto Public Health has many responsibilities relevant to child care centres under the Health Protection and Promotion Act (HPPA), the Ontario Public Health Standards, and the Child Care and Early Years Act (CCEYA). Some responsibilities include:
Toronto Children Services is responsible for planning and managing a broad range of child care services, including fee subsidy, wage subsidy, family resource centres, special needs resourcing, and summer day camps. Toronto Children’s Services also conducts Assessment for Quality Improvement inspections of child care centres under service contracts to the City of Toronto for fee subsidy.