The Service Plan is a Council approved document that guides the planning and delivery of early learning and child care services in Toronto. The plan sets strategic directions and actions for a five year period.

2025-2029 Service Plan

Work is currently underway to develop a new five-year Service Plan.

In 2018 and 2019, Toronto Children’s Services conducted consultation with families, operators, school boards, and the workforce for the 2020–2024 Service Plan. However, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, followed by the introduction of the Canada Wide Early Learning and Child Care (CWELCC) agreement, work on the 2020–2024 Service Plan was put on hold in order to better direct efforts and resources towards emergency child care, COVID-19 recovery, and CWELCC implementation.

Information gathered through consultations in 2018 and 2019 will be valuable in identifying strategic priorities; however new engagement is underway to ensure the Service Plan is reflective of current policy directions, early years and child care stakeholder experiences, and family needs.

Fall 2023 – Summer 2024

Over the coming months, TCS staff will work with early years and child care sector stakeholders to learn about their priorities and perspectives to guide the development of the Service Plan. We will include perspectives from:

  • Toronto’s children and families
  • Toronto’s diverse communities including those who experience barriers of discrimination and disadvantage
  • Organizations, agencies and staff who provide early learning and child care services
  • Toronto’s school boards