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Proposed changes to Ontario child care regulations 2016: Phase 2

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Publication Date: 
1 Feb 2016


Proposed changes to Ontario child care regulations 2016: Phase 2

A new phase of regulation changes was posted in Ontario on February 1st 2016. The Ontario government has asked for public response until April 1st 2016. Proposed changes include changes to age groups affecting ratios and group sizes, caseloads for monitoring home child care, exempt status for regulation of school-age centres and two-tiered licensing, among others.

Below is the regulatory registry posting where the 2016 proposed regulation changes can be found as well the Ontario Coalition for Better Child Cares' summaries of these changes.

2016 proposed changes related to the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014 and the Education Act: Phase 2 Regulations
Government of Ontario

Ontario's proposed regulation changes
Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care

In the winter of 2014 the government of Ontario proposed some similar changes under the then Day Nurseries Act and Early Childhood Educators Act, 2007. The posting of these proposed changes can be found here. In response to this, CRRU released a BRIEFing NOTE, Proposed changes to child care regulations - Ontario 2014, to provide background information and to outline the regulation changes. These proposed changes were withdrawn in the spring of 2014.