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Toronto Operating Criteria ratings: Quality ratings for Toronto child care centres

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Toronto Children's Services
City of Toronto
Fact sheet
Publication Date: 
22 Jan 2008

In Toronto, all child care centres with a service contract for fee subsidy are assessed by the City for quality standards using the Toronto Operating Criteria. The quality ratings from this assessment are available on the website for parents to consider when they choose a child care program and for parents to monitor ongoing quality once their child is enrolled. How to navigate the child care finder website: - Follow the 'Child care finder' url link above - On the City of Toronto child care finder website choose and click one of the options under 'child care centres' or 'home child care' - Choose and click desired child care centre or program - To view Toronto operating criteria overall score, if available, click 'Quality Ratings', usually on top right corner - To see the quality rating for a particular age group and breakdown of the categories evaluated, click the quality rating bar (blue) on the quality ratings page. Each centre is rated on a scale of 1 to 4, with 4 being the maximum and 3 meaning the centre meets expectations. Each centre is compared with the city's average in each category. Those scoring below 3 are given a date by which they must meet expectations or face sanctions.