Information on Child Care and the Early Years

The Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014 (CCEYA)

Image of a child and child care specialist On August 31, 2015, the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014 (CCEYA) came into effect. This new legislation replaces the Day Nurseries Act.

“The New Child Care and Early Years Act: What Providers and Parents Need to Know”

Licensed operators are now required to have a program statement in line with How Does Learning Happen? Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years.

The first phase of regulations under the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014 came into effect on August 31st, 2015 carrying over many of the existing regulations under the previous legislation (i.e., the Day Nurseries Act)

On May 9, 2016, the Ministry of Education filed new and revised regulations under the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014 and Education Act.The new rules will take effect at varying dates, starting July 1, 2016.

Find out how these new rules and regulations affect child care providers.

Child Care licensees now have access to the E-Module: Putting How Does Learning Happen? into Practice: Program Expectations for Licensed Child Care. This E-Module will assist early years professionals to understand connections between How Does Learning Happen? and the new program related requirements under the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014.

Creating Ontario Early Years Child and Family Centres

On February 19, 2016, the government announced its plan to move forward with integrating child and family programs to create Ontario Early Years Child and Family Centres.