2015 Licensed Child Care Operators Survey

Regional Child Care Profiles

Introduction

The following regional profiles provide a summary of results for key survey questions including: type of care offered, subsidies, wages and fees. There is a profile for each of the six early years regions and a province profile for comparison purposes. In areas where a small number of centres or agencies exist, results were not included in order to protect privacy.

Focus on Ontario

Overview of Completion Rate, Provision of Care and Subsidies by Age Group

4,537 of 5,028 Child Care Centres (90%) and 114 of 121 Home Child Care Agencies (95%)  in Ontario responded to the 2015 Child Care Survey.   Agencies reported a total of 4,160 Home Child Care Providers.

Child Care Centres - Ontario

  • 25% offer infant care, 50% offer toddler care and 66% offer preschool care.
  • 59% offer kindergarten care and 65% offer school age care. 

Percentage of Children Receiving Subsidies by Age – Child Care Centres - Ontario

  • Infants – 36%
  • Toddlers – 34%
  • Preschoolers – 31%
  • Kindergarten – 25%
  • School Age – 24%

Home Child Care Providers - Ontario

  • 45% offer infant care, 52% offer toddler care and 64% offer preschool care.
  • 31% offer kindergarten care and 54% offer school age care. 

Percentage of Children Receiving Subsidies by Age – Home Child Care Agencies - Ontario

  • Infants – 66%
  • Toddlers – 62%
  • Preschoolers – 56%
  • Kindergarten – 79%
  • School Age – 74%

Focus on Ontario – Fees & Wages

Staff Wages – Child Care Centres* (Ontario)
Centres - Ontario Program Staff - RECE Program Staff - Other Supervisor  Admin Other Staff 
$11.00-$15.00 24% 67% 65% 41% 32%
$15.01-$20.00 45% 27% 30%
$20.01-$26.26 22% 6% 3%
$26.27-$30.00 4% 0% 15% 22% 0%
$30.01-$35.00 4% 0% 10% 12% 26%
$35.01+ 1% 0% 10% 26% 9%

Staff Wages – Home Child Care Agencies* (Ontario)
Agencies - Ontario Home Visitors  Supervisor  Admin Other Staff 
$11.00-$15.00 4% 77% 65% 25%
$15.01-$20.00 29% 10%
$20.01-$26.26 27% 37%
$26.27-$30.00 17% 4% 6% 9%
$30.01-$35.00 11% 6% 8% 7%
$35.01+ 12% 13% 21% 12%

*Percentage of full-time staff in each range. Numbers may not add to 100% due to rounding.


Daily Parent Fees – Centres & Agencies (Ontario)
Ontario Child Care Centre (Range) Home Child Care Agency (Range)
Infant $62 ($24-$118) $42 ($20-$55)
Toddler $51 ($21-$107) $41 ($16-$55)
Preschool $44 ($21-$96) $38 ($16-$51)
Kindergarten Full Time $38 ($17-$83) $36 ($17-$50)
Kindergarten Before & After School $23 ($10-$53) $24 ($11-$40)
School Age Before & After School $21 ($10-$76) $24 ($10-$40)

Focus on the Barrie Region

Barrie Region includes: City of Kawartha Lakes, City of Peterborough, County of Bruce, County of Grey, County of Northumberland, County of Simcoe, District Municipality of Muskoka, Regional Municipality of Durham, Regional Municipality of York.

Overview of Completion Rate, Provision of Care and Subsidies by Age Group
1,001 of 1,112 Child Care Centres (90%) and 24 of 25 Home Child Care Agencies (96%) in the Barrie Region responded to the 2015 Child Care Survey. Agencies reported a total of 519 Home Child Care Providers.

Child Care Centres - Barrie Region

  • 25% offer infant care, 53% offer toddler care and 64% offer preschool care.
  • 67% offer kindergarten care and 70% offer school age care. 

Percentage of Children Receiving Subsidies by Age – Child Care Centres - Barrie Region

  • Infants – 26%
  • Toddlers – 23%
  • Preschoolers – 22%
  • Kindergarten – 20%
  • School Age – 19%

Home Child Care Providers - Barrie Region

  • 52% offer infant care, 57% offer toddler care and 59% offer preschool care.
  • 88% offer kindergarten care and 96% offer school age care. 

Percentage of Children Receiving Subsidies by Age – Child Care Centres - Barrie Region

  • Infants – 53%
  • Toddlers – 49%
  • Preschoolers – 62%
  • Kindergarten – 65%
  • School Age – 79%

Barrie Region – Fees & Wages

Staff Wages – Child Care Centres* (Barrie Region)
Centres - Barrie Region Program Staff – RECE  Program Staff – Other  Supervisor  Admin Other Staff 
$11.00-$15.00 32% 81% 76% 53% 60%
$15.01-$20.00 50% 17% 33%
$20.01-$26.26 14% 1% 6%
$26.27-$30.00 2% 0% 14% 14% 1%
$30.01-$35.00 1% 0% 6% 11% 0%
$35.01+ 0% 0% 4% 22% 1%

Staff Wages – Home Child Care Agencies* (Barrie Region)
Agencies - Barrie Region Home Visitors  Supervisor  Admin Other Staff
$11.00-$15.00 14% 93% 38% 0%
$15.01-$20.00 41% 14%
$20.01-$26.26 23% 57%
$26.27-$30.00 0% 2% 15% 0%
$30.01-$35.00 9% 0% 23% 29%
$35.01+ 14% 5% 23% 0%

*Percentage of full-time staff in each wage range. Numbers may not add to 100% due to rounding.


Daily Parent Fees – Centres & Agencies (Barrie Region)
Barrie Region Child Care Centre (Range) Home Child Care Agency (Range)
Infant $55 ($29-107) $41 ($30-$50)
Toddler $46 ($23-$95) $40 ($30-$50)
Preschool $42 ($21-$78) $37 ($23-$46)
Kindergarten Full Time $38 ($18-$78) $35 ($23-$41)
Kindergarten Before & After School $22 ($10-$48) $25 ($18-$40)
School Age Before & After School $21 ($10-$70) $25 ($17-$38)

Focus on the London Region

London Region includes: City of Brantford, City of Hamilton, City of London, City of St. Thomas, City of Stratford, City of Windsor, County of Huron, County of Lambton, County of Oxford, Municipality of Chatham-Kent, Norfolk County, Regional Municipality of Niagara, Regional Municipality of Waterloo.

Overview of Completion Rate, Provision of Care and Subsidies by Age Group
1,092 of 1,146 Child Care Centres (95%) and 23 of 24 Home Child Care Agencies (96%)  in the London Region responded to the 2015 Child Care Survey.   Agencies reported a total of 1,080 Home Child Care Providers.

Child Care Centres - London Region

  • 23% offer infant care, 46% offer toddler care, 59% offer preschool care.
  • 59% offer kindergarten care and 68% offer school age care.

Percentage of Children Receiving Subsidies by Age – Child Care Centres - London Region

  • Infants – 38%
  • Toddlers – 34%
  • Preschoolers – 32%
  • Kindergarten – 18%
  • School Age – 23%

Home Child Care Providers - London Region

  • 27% offer infant care, 40% offer toddler care and 27% offer preschool care.
  • 22% offer kindergarten care and 64% offer school age care. 

Percentage of Children Receiving Subsidies by Age – Child Care Centres - London Region

  • Infants – 56%
  • Toddlers – 52%
  • Preschoolers – 43%
  • Kindergarten – 93%
  • School Age – 43%

London Region – Fees & Wages

Staff Wages – Child Care Centres* (London Region)
Centres- London Region Program Staff – RECE Program Staff – Other Supervisor Admin Other Staff 
$11.00-$15.00 24% 65% 77% 44% 28%
$15.01-$20.00 52% 32% 45%
$20.01-$26.26 20% 2% 21%
$26.27-$30.00 2% 0% 13% 28% 1%
$30.01-$35.00 3% 0% 6% 11% 4%
$35.01+ 0% 0% 4% 17% 1%

Staff Wages – Home Child Care Agencies* (London Region)
Agencies - London Region Home Visitors  Supervisor  Admin Other Staff
$11.00-$15.00 2% 83% 85% 65%
$15.01-$20.00 64% 8%
$20.01-$26.26 19% 15%
$26.27-$30.00 11% 2% 3% 0%
$30.01-$35.00 5% 6% 0% 4%
$35.01+ 0% 8% 13% 8%

*Percentage of full-time staff in each wage range. Numbers may not add to 100% due to rounding.


Daily Parent Fees – Centres & Agencies (London Region)
London Region Child Care Centre (Range) Home Child Care Agency (Range)
Infant $53 ($33-$107) $41 ($31-$51)
Toddler $46 ($21-$95) $40 ($30-$51)
Preschool $40 ($21-$75) $38 ($30-$45)
Kindergarten Full Time $37 ($18-$75) $37 ($33-$45)
Kindergarten Before & After School $20 ($10-$44) $23 ($11-$30)
School Age Before & After School $19 ($10-$44) $22 ($10-$33)

Focus on the North Region

North Region includes: Algoma District, City of Greater Sudbury, District of Cochrane, District of Nipissing, District of Parry Sound, District of Sault Ste Marie, Thunder Bay District, District of Timiskaming, Kenora District, Manitoulin-Sudbury District, Rainy River District.

Overview of Completion Rate, Provision of Care and Subsidies by Age Group
310 of 378 Child Care Centres (82%) and 8 of 9 Home Child Care Agencies (89%)  in the North Region responded to the 2015 Child Care Survey. Agencies reported a total of 138 Home Child Care Providers.

Child Care Centres - North Region

  • 36% offer infant care, 65% offer toddler care, 78% offer preschool care.
  • 61% offer kindergarten care and 74% offer school age care.

Percentage of Children Receiving Subsidies by Age – Child Care Centres - North Region

  • Infants – 51%
  • Toddlers – 45%
  • Preschoolers – 44%
  • Kindergarten – 34%
  • School Age – 34%

Home Child Care Providers - North Region

  • 49% offer infant care, 62% offer toddler care and 79% offer preschool care.
  • 29% offer kindergarten care and 38% offer school age care. 

Percentage of Children Receiving Subsidies by Age – Child Care Centres - North Region

  • Infants – 59%
  • Toddlers – 60%
  • Preschoolers – 71%
  • Kindergarten – 64%
  • School Age – 75%

North Region – Fees & Wages

Staff Wages – Child Care Centres*^ (North Region)
Centres - North Region Program Staff – RECE Program Staff – Other Supervisor Admin Other Staff 
$11.00-$15.00 22% 73% 74% 44% 40%
$15.01-$20.00 57% 22% 50%
$20.01-$26.26 18% 4% 10%
$26.27-$30.00 3% 0% 16% 21% 0%
$30.01-$35.00 1% 0% 4% 16% 0%
$35.01+ 0% 0% 6% 18% 0%

*Percentage of full-time staff in each wage range. Numbers may not add to 100% due to rounding.
^Note: Wage responses from agencies are not included due to the small number.


Daily Parent Fees – Centres & Agencies (North Region)
North Region Child Care Centre (Range) Home Child Care Agency (Range)
Infant $50 ($33-$85) $38 ($31-$45)
Toddler $41 ($24-$65) $34 ($21-$40)
Preschool $38 ($23-$55) $36 ($31-$45)
Kindergarten Full Time $35 ($20-$44) $35 ($29-$40)
Kindergarten Before & After School $18 ($10-$45) $19 ($14-$25)
School Age Before & After School $18 ($10-$45) $19 ($14-$25)

Focus on the Ottawa Region

Ottawa Region includes: City of Cornwall, City of Kingston, City of Ottawa, County of Hastings, County of Lanark, County of Lennox & Addington, County of Renfrew, United Counties of Leeds & Grenville, United Counties of Prescott and Russell.

Overview of Completion Rate, Provision of Care and Subsidies by Age Group
567 of 630 Child Care Centres (90%) and 28 of 29 Home Child Care Agencies (97%)  in the Ottawa Region responded to the 2015 Child Care Survey.   Agencies reported a total of 1,134 Home Child Care Providers.

Child Care Centres - Ottawa Region

  • 22% offer infant care, 53% offer toddler care, 74% offer preschool care.
  • 49% offer kindergarten care and 55% offer school age care.

Percentage of Children Receiving Subsidies by Age – Child Care Centres - Ottawa Region

  • Infants – 36%
  • Toddlers – 27%
  • Preschoolers – 28%
  • Kindergarten – 14%
  • School Age – 17%

Home Child Care Providers - Ottawa Region

  • 22% offer infant care, 53% offer toddler care and 74% offer preschool care.
  • 49% offer kindergarten care and 55% offer school age care. 

Percentage of Children Receiving Subsidies by Age – Child Care Centres - Ottawa Region

  • Infants – 53%
  • Toddlers – 63%
  • Preschoolers – 66%
  • Kindergarten – 66%
  • School Age – 78%

Ottawa Region – Fees & Wages

Staff Wages – Child Care Centres* (Ottawa Region)
Centres - Ottawa Region Program Staff – RECE Program Staff – Other Supervisor Admin Other Staff 
$11.00-$15.00 19% 52% 56% 49% 25%
$15.01-$20.00 38% 35% 41%
$20.01-$26.26 32% 11% 23%
$26.27-$30.00 7% 1% 20% 14% 2%
$30.01-$35.00 3% 0% 17% 13% 6%
$35.01+ 0% 1% 8% 24% 3%

Staff Wages – Home Child Care Agencies* (Ottawa Region)
Agencies - Ottawa Region Home Visitors  Supervisor  Admin Other Staff
$11.00-$15.00 7% 42% 68% 0%
$15.01-$20.00 4% 15%
$20.01-$26.26 20% 60%
$26.27-$30.00 39% 11% 0% 10%
$30.01-$35.00 18% 16% 14% 10%
$35.01+ 13% 32% 19% 5%

*Percentage of full-time staff in each wage range. Numbers may not add to 100% due to rounding.


Daily Parent Fees – Centres & Agencies (Ottawa Region)
Ottawa Region Child Care Centre (Range) Home Child Care Agency (Range)
Infant $59 ($27-$107) $39 ($20-$50)
Toddler $50 ($25-$95) $39 ($16-$50)
Preschool $43 ($21-$96) $38 ($16-$50)
Kindergarten Full Time $31 ($17-$79) $36 ($17-$50)
Kindergarten Before & After School $21 ($12-$47) $21 ($11-$34)
School Age Before & After School $19 ($12-$40) $19 ($11-$30)

Focus on the Toronto (Central) Region

Toronto (Central) Region includes: City of Toronto

Overview of Completion Rate, Provision of Care and Subsidies by Age Group
757 of 933 Child Care Centres (81%) and 17 of 20 Home Child Care Agencies (85%) in the Toronto (Central) Region responded to the 2015 Child Care Survey.   Agencies reported a total of 863 Home Child Care Providers.

Child Care Centres - Toronto (Central) Region

  • 34% offer infant care, 60% offer toddler care, 84% offer preschool care.
  • 52% offer kindergarten care and 51% offer school age care.

Percentage of Children Receiving Subsidies by Age – Child Care Centres - Toronto (Central) Region

  • Infants – 45%
  • Toddlers – 50%
  • Preschoolers – 41%
  • Kindergarten – 30%
  • School Age – 36%

Home Child Care Providers - Toronto (Central) Region

  • 50% offer infant care, 49% offer toddler care and 37% offer preschool care.
  • 25% offer kindergarten care and 55% offer school age care. 

Percentage of Children Receiving Subsidies by Age – Child Care Centres - Toronto (Central) Region

  • Infants – 95%
  • Toddlers – 63%
  • Preschoolers – 44%
  • Kindergarten – 100%
  • School Age – 100%

Toronto (Central) Region – Fees & Wages

Staff Wages – Child Care Centres* (Toronto (Central) Region)
Centres - Toronto (Central) Region Program Staff – RECE Program Staff – Other Supervisor Admin Other Staff 
$11.00-$15.00 11% 57% 37% 27% 35%
$15.01-$20.00 33% 32% 29%
$20.01-$26.26 33% 11% 4%
$26.27-$30.00 9% 1% 17% 12% 0%
$30.01-$35.00 10% 0% 16% 13% 24%
$35.01+ 3% 0% 29% 48% 8%

Staff Wages – Home Child Care Agencies* (Toronto (Central) Region)
Agencies - Toronto (Central) Region Home Visitors  Supervisor  Admin Other Staff
$11.00-$15.00 0% 38% 50% 0%
$15.01-$20.00 16% 8%
$20.01-$26.26 42% 42%
$26.27-$30.00 7% 0% 10% 8%
$30.01-$35.00 9% 25% 10% 17%
$35.01+ 27% 38% 30% 25%

*Percentage of full-time staff in each wage range. Numbers may not add to 100% due to rounding.


Daily Parent Fees – Centres & Agencies (Toronto (Central) Region)
Toronto (Central) Region Child Care Centre (Range) Home Child Care Agency (Range)
Infant $82 ($24-$118) $49 ($44-$55)
Toddler $66 ($35-$107) $48 ($44-$55)
Preschool $51 ($21-$86) $41 ($36-$51)
Kindergarten Full Time $43 ($17-$83) $38 ($27-$43)
Kindergarten Before & After School $31 ($12-$53) $31 ($27-$40)
School Age Before & After School $26 ($12-$76) $29 ($10-$40)

Focus on the Toronto (West) Region

Toronto West includes: County of Dufferin, County of Wellington, Regional Municipality of Halton, Regional Municipality of Peel.

Overview of Completion Rate, Provision of Care and Subsidies by Age Group
810 of 869 Child Care Centres (93%) and 15 of 15 Home Child Care Agencies (100%)  in the Toronto (West) Region responded to the 2015 Child Care Survey.   Agencies reported a total of 426 Home Child Care Providers. 

Child Care Centres - Toronto (West) Region

  • 17% offer infant care, 37% offer toddler care, 57% offer preschool care.
  • 64% offer kindergarten care and 68% offer school age care.

Percentage of Children Receiving Subsidies by Age – Child Care Centres - Toronto (West) Region

  • Infants – 23%
  • Toddlers – 30%
  • Preschoolers – 25%
  • Kindergarten – 15%
  • School Age – 25%

Home Child Care Providers - Toronto (West) Region

  • 56% offer infant care, 62% offer toddler care and 76% offer preschool care.
  • 44% offer kindergarten care and 51% offer school age care. 

Percentage of Children Receiving Subsidies by Age – Child Care Centres - Toronto (West) Region

  • Infants – 80%
  • Toddlers – 98%
  • Preschoolers – 86%
  • Kindergarten – 100%
  • School Age – 86%

Toronto (West) Region – Fees & Wages

Staff Wages – Child Care Centres* (Toronto (West) Region)
Centres - Toronto (West) Region Program Staff – RECE Program Staff – Other Supervisor Admin Other Staff 
$11.00-$15.00 37% 65% 72% 29% 32%
$15.01-$20.00 47% 31% 27%
$20.01-$26.26 11% 4% 0%
$26.27-$30.00 2% 0% 14% 37% 0%
$30.01-$35.00 2% 0% 10% 9% 30%
$35.01+ 0% 0% 5% 25% 11%

Staff Wages – Home Child Care Agencies*^ (Toronto (West) Region)
Agencies - Toronto (West) Region Home Visitors  Supervisor  Admin
$11.00-$15.00 6% 84% 33%
$15.01-$20.00 18%
$20.01-$26.26 35%
$26.27-$30.00 12% 5% 17%
$30.01-$35.00 12% 0% 0%
$35.01+ 18% 11% 50%

*Percentage of full-time staff in each wage range
^Note: Responses from Toronto West Agencies regarding “Other Staff” are not included due to the small number.


Daily Parent Fees – Centres & Agencies (Toronto (West) Region)
Toronto (West) Region Child Care Centre (Range) Home Child Care Agency (Range)
Infant $62 ($26-$107) $42 ($37-$45)
Toddler $51 ($21-$95) $42 ($36-$45)
Preschool $45 ($21-$78) $36 ($30-$44)
Kindergarten Full Time $43 ($20-$78) $34 ($30-$41)
Kindergarten Before & After School $24 ($10-$50) $26 ($17-$30)
School Age Before & After School $22 ($11-$40) $27 ($17-$38)