All child care centres and home child care agencies that operate in Toronto must be licensed by the Ministry of Education.

 

The Child Care and Early Years Act (CCEYA) is the legislation governing child care in Ontario. It includes regulations related to policies and procedures, building and accommodation, equipment and furnishings, playgrounds, records, staffing and group sizes, nutrition, programming and health and medical issues.

To learn more about licensing requirements, visit the Ministry of Education’s website or phone 1-877-510-5333.

If you are a home provider interested in becoming part of a licensed home child care agency, please contact one of the home child care agencies that serve the City of Toronto.

Municipal Approvals

When applying for a new license or requesting a revision to an existing license, the program must comply with relevant municipal requirements. For more information, call 416-392-4000 or email csdassetmanagement@toronto.ca

Child Care Design & Technical Guideline

The Child Care Design & Technical Guideline is for anyone involved in planning, building and renovating space for child care. To request an electronic copy, call 416-392-4000 or email csdassetmanagement@toronto.ca.

Fee Subsidy Service Agreement

Once your program has been licensed, you may be interested in applying for a service agreement with the City of Toronto to provide child care to families receiving fee subsidy.