Ontario's child care system has served us well, but it hasn't changed fundamentally since the 1980s. We are working to transform child care in Ontario, to better reflect the realities of our modern world.
With full-day kindergarten, Ontario is at the forefront of a global transformation in early learning.
That's why Ontario is modernizing and building a child care and early years system that is high quality, seamless and more responsive to parents' needs. We are doing this through a multi-year plan to enhance programs and supports for children from 0-12 years of age. This approach addresses on the following areas:
Together, these changes will update Ontario's child care and early years system, better support parents across the province, and ensure that our children have the best possible start in life.
This approach has been developed from numerous consultations with parents and stakeholders over the last few years. It is supported by the following:
A variety of discussion papers, reports and other resources are provided here for further information: