CWELCC Town Halls will cover:
There will also be a demonstration of the tools and reports being created to support the refund process. We encourage operators to log-in on a computer in order to see the information being shared.
COVID-19 vaccination has now been approved for children 6 months to under 5 years of age. Staff and volunteers from Toronto’s childcare and early learning sector are invited to attend a webinar that will provide up-to-date information about:
This session presented by Dr. Vinita Dubey (TPH Associate Medical Officer of Health) and moderated by Nicole Welch (Director & Chief Nursing Officer), includes a question and answer period.
No registration required, password is Toronto if asked. Choose from one of two session dates:
On March 28, 2022, the federal and provincial governments announced an agreement to implement the Canada-Wide Early Learning and Child Care (CWELCC) System in Ontario.
A related Town Hall Meeting was held on June 22.
In-person Toronto Early Learning & Child Care Forums are on hold until further notice.
The purpose of the Forum is to create a place where:
The Child Care and Early Learning sector in Toronto, including service providers, policy makers and planners, have a collaborative meeting space where information-sharing and constructive dialogue can support the advancement of a quality Child Care and Early Learning system.
Attendance and participation at meetings will be open to all interested parties; however, meetings will be intended for the following participants:
Toronto Children’s Services (TCS) will attend and support all meetings.
Representatives from the Ministry of Education, the school boards and Public Health will attend to present on key initiatives of relevance and interest and to answer emerging questions, where possible.
Schedules, locations, agendas, updates, and materials for all meetings will be posted at toronto.ca/children/forum.
English-language Forum meetings will take place three times a year, including one centralized meeting. Centralized meetings help ensure more consistent information-sharing with all operators.
Meetings will take place in January, May and September in locations near easy transit access and with parking options.
English-language meetings will alternate between locations in the North and locations in the South. Meetings will be live-streamed to allow for remote participation for those unable to attend in person.
French-language Forum meetings will take place approximately a week after the English meeting. All French-language meetings will be centralized and will be held at the North York Civic Centre.
The French-language and English-language Forums will have co-facilitators, one from the Child Care and Early Learning community and one from Children’s Services.
Co-facilitators will share the role of chairing the meetings and will be responsible for:
The enclosed Terms of Reference were initially developed by a District Child Care Advisories (DCCA) Strategic Review Team, which included child care operators and Children’s Services staff. It was informed by a consultation and survey with participants of the former DCCAs, and reviewed and approved by participants at DCCA meetings.
Feedback from Child Care Operators in March 2015 indicated a need to review and strengthen the DCCAs.
A survey about the DCCAs was completed by 447 respondents in April 2016. Respondents included child care operators and supervisors, home child care providers, and partners of the DCCAs (e.g. Children’s Services staff, school boards, Ministry of Education, and others with invested interests). The DCCA survey captured opinions, experiences and suggestions about:
A Strategic Review Team, comprised of child care operators and Children’s Services staff reviewed the survey results and developed recommendations for how to strengthen the DCCAs. The team presented the results and recommendations at DCCA meetings in September, 2016. Meeting participants shared feedback and confirmed their agreement through an instant clicker-polling format.
The Strategic Review Team developed the approved recommendations into a new Terms of Reference, which was then posted online and open for feedback from the child care community. In February, 2016, the finalized Terms of Reference was officially launched under its new name: the Child Care and Early Learning Forum (“the Forum”).
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If you are looking for material from previous Forums, please email email@example.com
Are you interested in helping to plan and facilitate the meetings for the Child Care and Early Learning Forum?
We are looking for Co-Facilitators in the north district, as well as a French-Language Co-Facilitator.
As part of the revised Child Care and Early Learning Forum (formerly the DCCA), meetings will be facilitated by a representative from the child care sector (operator) and a rep from Children’s Services. The French-language Forum will have one community Co-Facilitator, and the English-language Forum will have four (one for the East, West, North and South Districts)
What does the co-facilitator role entail?
Co-facilitators will facilitate Forum meetings. The English-language Co-Facilitators will rotate this role. Co-Facilitators will also be responsible for helping to set the agenda, understanding and bringing forward the ideas and requests from Operators, among other roles. The position is responsible for:
How will the community co-facilitators be selected? How long will the position be for?
The community co-facilitator will be nominated and elected at a Forum meeting. Interested persons can either nominate themselves or be nominated by someone else. If nominated by someone else, the nominees must agree.
Participants at the Forum will vote for a nominee through an anonymous process. The co-facilitators will hold the role for a two year term. He or she can hold this role for multiple and consecutive two year terms, as long as they continue to be elected by the Forum’s participants.
If there is only one nominee the person will be acclaimed.
How do I nominate myself or someone else?
To nominate yourself or another person please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with: “Forum Co-facilitator” in the subject line.
How will the meeting agendas be developed?
The agenda will be created by the Forum co-facilitators, and staff from Children’s Services, with input from the Ministry of Education, the school boards, Toronto Public Health, and other partners, as applicable.
The agenda will also be informed by questions and issues raised by the community and by the action items from past meetings.
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