Toronto District School Board

Child Care Operators

This webpage has been developed to provide resources and information to the early years community in The Toronto District School Board in order to facilitate more effective communication with program providers including Third Party Child Care Operators.  

Ministry of Education: Before-and-After School Programs Kindergarten – Grade 6

Policies and Guidelines for School Boards 

Since the introduction of  Full-Day Kindergarten in 2010, the Ministry of Education has directed that school boards develop Full-Day Kindergarten Before-and-After School programs where there is sufficient demand. 
This year, the Education Act has been amended and as of September 2017, school boards will also be responsible for providing Before-and-After School programs for children age 6-12 years (in addition to Full-Day Kindergarten) where there is sufficient demand and viability. 
For more information on the Board's mandate, please refer to the Ministry of Education's Before-and-After School Programs Kindergarten – Grade 6 Policies and Guidelines for School Boards

Child Care Resource Manual 
The Child Care Resource Manual (2015 Edition) is intended to serve as a repository of relevant information related to child care in TDSB schools. The purpose of the Child Care Resource Manual is to gather all information relevant to policies, procedures and practices, and to strengthen the links between child care programs and school programs in order to provide a seamless experience for children and families. We strongly recommend that that you visit Board’s website on a regular basis to find the most current version of this manual. 

Tenant Work Request Guideline & Forms
Child care tenants who need to request maintenance work or a tenant-funded improvement project from Facility Services, can consult the Tenant Work Requests guideline. If you require routine maintenance or repair, the head caretaker will submit a notification to Facility Services on your behalf. However, if the work is a tenant-funded improvement project, a Facilities Work Request form or Viability Review Request form must be completed. Your head caretaker and facilities team leader can help you identify which form needs to be completed.

TDSB Board Closure & Holiday Schedule 2017 

In order to assist with your planning for the 2017 calendar year, below are the proposed holiday and public closure dates for TDSB schools and facilities. The following dates were identified through consultation with stakeholders and various levels of government to ensure alignment where feasible.
The calendar (below) has been approved and TDSB schools and facilities will be closed to all services, including child care centres, on Monday December 25, Tuesday December 26, 2017 and Monday January 1, 2018. Centres may re-open on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 (TDSB designated Day in lieu of Remembrance Day) under a TDSB Permit.
Holiday and Actual Holiday Date
Thanksgiving Day - Monday, 9 October 2017
Christmas Day - Monday, 25 December 2017
Boxing Day - Tuesday, 26 December 2017
New Year’s Day - Monday, 1 January 2018



Contact Information

For further information please contact TDSB Child Care Services: 

Child Care Service
2 Trethewey Drive, 1st Floor, Toronto, ON, M6M 4A8
Phone: 416-394-2072
Fax: 416-394-2141

Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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