On December 3, 2013, the Ontario government introduced the Child Care Modernization Act, to "take steps to strenghthen oversight of the province's unlicensed child care sector while increasing access to licensed child care options for families."
- Government of Ontario News Release
- Government of Ontario Backgrounder
- Early Childhood Educators Act, 2007
- Review of Early Childhood Educators Act, 2007
- Discussion Paper: Modernizing Child Care in Ontario - Sharing Conversations, Strengthening Partnerships, Working Together
- Think, Feel, Act - Lessons from Research about Young Children
- How Does Learning Happen? Ontario's Pedagogy for the Early Years
- Ontario Early Years Policy Framework (2013)
- Phase 2: Regulatory Registry Consultation Document Regarding the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014 and the Education Act
- Modernizing Child Care in Ontario Discussion Paper
- Atkinson Centre Response to Bill 143, Atkinson Centre for Society and Child Development (PDF Download)
- Issues That Matter - Good new and bad in Bill 143, Atkinson Centre for Society and Child Development (PDF Download)
- Pre-Budget Consultation, Ottawa-Carlton District School Board (PDF Download)
- Changes re Providing Extended Day Programming to Families with Financial Need, letter to The Honourable Liz Sandal, Ottawa-Carlton District School Board (PDF Download)
- Proposed changes to child care regulations - Ontario 2014, Childcare Resource and Research Unit (PDF Download)
- Response re: proposed changes to Regulation 262 under the Day Nurseries Act, Childcare Resource and Research Unit (PDF Download)
- Open Letter to Ontario Education Minister The Honourable Liz Sandals, Association of Early Childhood Educators, Ontario (PDF Download)
- City of Toronto Response to Legislative and Regulatory Changes affecting Child Care in Ontario (Draft pending City Council Approval) (PDF Download)
Update July 10, 2014
Improving the Safety and Accessibility of Child Care - Ontario Government Proposing Greater Oversight of Unlicensed Child Care Sector. Today, the Ontario government continues its support for families and children by re-introducing the Child Care Modernization Act, 2014.
The legislation, if passed, would strengthen oversight of the province's unlicensed child care sector, while increasing access to licensed child care options for families. In addition, it would allow the province to immediately shut down a child care provider when a child's safety is at risk.
Update November 17, 2014
The Atkinson Centre, presented to the Standing Committee on Social Policy of the Ontario Legislature, to provide feedback on Bill 10, An Act to enact the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014 (PDF Download). Presented by Bernice Cipparrone and Kerry McCuaig, November 17, 2014, Toronto, Ontario
Update December 2, 2014
Ontario Strengthening Child Care Oversight: Modernizing the Child Care Sector for Ontario Families. Today, Bill 10, the Child Care Modernization Act, 2014, passed third reading in the Ontario legislature.
Update February 1, 2016
Regulatory Registry Posting related to the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014 and the Education Act: Phase 2 Regulations. All interested parties are encouraged to provide feedback on the proposed regulations by April 1, 2016. The ministry values the unique and diverse perspectives from parents/families and broader child care, education, service system management, and early years partners.