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Toronto 2005-2009 child care service plan

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City of Toronto. Department of Children's Services.
government document
Publication Date: 
1 May 2005

The link to"Service Plan" is no longer available

Excerpts from the report: The 2005 & 2009 Child Care Service Plan is the City's third service plan since 1993. This new child care plan builds on the progress achieved to date, and provides direction that builds on a renewed interest in early learning and child care. The 2005 &; 2009 Child Care Service Plan provides an important next step in the City's move towards integrated planning and delivery of services for young children and families. Toronto's Child Care Service Plan builds on historical principles approved by Council and the City's Children's Strategy, and proposes a five-year action plan to guide the management of the child care system. The 2005 & 2009 plan proposes specific directions to address quality, access and equity, developing a system of services for children, and building public support for child care. The plan includes service system management strategies that address current and future planning to meet the goals of a National Strategy for Early Learning and Care, as well as the provincial Best Start strategy. The Child Care Service Plan identifies the future work planned or already underway to address some of the challenges and future funding initiatives facing the child care system in the City. It also helps set a research agenda by identifying important issues and evaluative studies that can lead to improved service quality, efficiency and equity.