The Ministry of Education funds several child and family programs including: Ontario Early Years Centres, Parenting and Family Literacy Centres, Child Care Resource Centres and Better Beginnings, Better Futures programs. These programs provide opportunities for children to participate in play and inquiry-based programs, and support parents and caregivers in their roles. Parents and caregivers also have access to information about child development and specialized services as needed.
As part of the Ministry's strategy to modernize child care and early years services, the Ministry is exploring ways to integrate and transform these services to provide all children and families with access to high quality programs. For more information, read the Ontario Early Years Policy Framework.