Early Years and Child Care Annual Data Report 2017

The ministry is working on a five year outcomes strategy to help ensure that its decisions on the early years and child care are well-informed and based in evidence. The child care data presented in this report informs the ministry's policy-making, program development, and monitoring activities.

Early Years and Child Care Annual Report 2017 (PDF 3.42 MB)

Number of Centres in Licensed Child Care



  2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 Since 2010-11 Since 2015-16
Number of Centres in
Licensed Child Care
4,796 4,922 5,050 5,069 5,144 5,276 5,351 12% 1%
Not for Profit 3,643 3,733 3,859 3,847 3,942 4,007 4,053 11% 1%
For Profit 1,153 1,189 1,191 1,222 1,202 1,269 1,298 13% 2%



Number of Spaces in Licensed Child Care



  2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 Since 2010-11 Since 2015-16
Number of Spaces in
Licensed Child Care
264,201 275,873 294,490 317,868 350,801 389,286 406,395 54% 4%
Not for Profit 196,708 205,777 222,851 240,881 272,899 305,317 319,608 62% 5%
For Profit 67,493 70,096 71,639 76,987 77,902 83,969 86,787 29% 3%



Spaces in Licensed Child Care by Age Group



  2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 Since 2010-11 Since 2015-16
Total Spaces 264,201 275,873 294,490 317,868 350,801 389,286 406,395 54% 4%
Infant 8,874 9,269 9,634 10,250 11,025 11,759 12,231 38% 4%
Toddler 29,534 30,867 32,578 34,772 37,833 41,211 42,900 45% 4%
Preschool 103,048 103,474 102,731 102,133 102,380 104,802 105,955 3% 1%
Kindergarten 28,944 32,547 40,796 52,168 64,340 85,014 92,035 218% 8%
School Age 93,839 99,743 108,795 118,545 135,223 146,500 153,274 63% 5%



Number of Centres and Spaces Located in Publicly Funded Schools



  2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 Since 2010-11 Since 2015-16
Number of Centres 2,180 2,290 2,422 2,529 2,700 2,782 2,841 30% 2%
Infant 1,122 1,148 1,191 1,343 1,569 1,831 1,970 76% 8%
Toddler 4,213 4,495 5,144 6,342 8,290 9,345 10,024 138% 7%
Preschool 24,655 25,223 24,741 24,870 26,662 26,557 26,906 9% 1%
Kindergarten 15,228 18,275 26,600 38,713 53,407 73,528 79,610 423% 8%
School Age 71,324 76,231 84,069 94,334 113,229 125,570 131,754 85% 5%
Total Spaces 116,545 125,372 141,715 165,602 203,157 236,831 250,264 115% 6%



Number of Centres and Spaces Located in Communities



  2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 Since 2010-11 Since 2015-16
Number of Centres 2,616 2,632 2,628 2,540 2,444 2,494 2,510 -4% 1%
Infant 7,752 8,121 8,443 8,907 9,456 9,928 10,261 32% 3%
Toddler 25,321 26,372 27,434 28,430 29,543 31,866 32,876 30% 3%
Preschool 78,393 78,251 77,990 77,263 75,718 78,245 79,049 1% 1%
Kindergarten 13,716 14,272 14,196 13,455 10,933 11,486 12,425 -9% 8%
School Age 22,515 23,512 24,726 24,211 21,994 20,930 21,520 -4% 3%
Total Spaces 147,656 150,501 152,775 152,266 147,644 152,455 156,131 6% 2%



Licensed Child Care Centre Closures and Openings



  2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
Number of Centres 4,796 4,922 5,050 5,069 5,144 5,276 5,351
Number of Centres Opened 211 328 377 305 350 318 246
Number of Centres Closed 218 202 249 286 275 186 171
Number of Net Change -7 126 128 19 75 132 75
% of Centres Opened 4.4% 6.7% 7.5% 6.0% 6.8% 6.0% 4.6%
% of Centres Closed 4.5% 4.1% 4.9% 5.6% 5.3% 3.5% 3.2%
% of Net Change -0.1% 2.6% 2.5% 0.4% 1.5% 2.5% 1.4%



Licensed Child Care On Reserves: by Age Group


  2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
Number of Centres 78 76 76 74 75 76 76
Infant 227 223 232 254 270 296 290
Toddler 662 682 692 702 727 727 727
Preschool 1,613 1,602 1,624 1,620 1,568 1,541 1,553
Kindergarten 279 197 205 172 177 192 192
School Age 391 439 458 443 398 413 413
Total Spaces 3,172 3,143 3,211 3,191 3,140 3,169 3,175



Licensed Child Care Spaces With French Programs, 2016-17


  Infant Toddler Preschool Kindergarten School Age
427 2,487 5,574 7,984 12,151

Licensed Child Care Spaces With Bilingual Programs, 2016-17


  Infant Toddler Preschool Kindergarten School Age
198 866 1,928 638 1,064


Number of Home Child Care Agencies and Homes



  2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
Number of Home Child Care
Agencies
135 132 127 126 124 122 124
Non-Profit 121 118 116 113 111 108 109
For-Profit 14 14 11 13 13 14 15
Number of Home Child Care
Premises
6,832 6,142 5,960 5,765 6,962 7,504 7,579
Non-Profit 6,398 5,812 5,640 5,403 6,500 6,992 7,017
For-Profit 434 330 320 362 462 512 562


Space Growth Trend, 2010-17


  2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
Number of Centres 4,796 4,922 5,050 5,069 5,144 5,276 5,351
Total Spaces 264,201 275,873 294,490 317,868 350,801 389,286 406,395