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Ontario’s renewed early years and child care policy framework

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Government of Ontario
Publication Date: 
5 Jun 2017


Ontario is committed to building a system with enough affordable child care spaces for all families who want them. Our framework lays out a clear plan to take bold steps towards that goal. Within the next five years, we expect to double the current capacity of licensed child care for children aged 0-4 in the province. Our intention is that expansion will focus on the public and not-for-profit sectors. This carefully planned approach steadily increases the number of children accessing high quality child care while taking action to deliver transformative change. Some highlights of our Renewed Framework include:

  • Affordability Strategy;
  • Workforce Strategy;
  • Special Needs Strategy;
  • Innovation Fund;
  • A one-stop Online hub, and;
  • Commitments to enhance inclusion and quality.

This innovative framework is our blue print to strengthen Ontario’s child care system in partnership with those who use and shape it.

-reprinted from the Government of Ontario