In December 2014, the Child Care Modernization Act, 2014 was passed by the Legislature and received Royal Assent. The new legislation will modernize and strengthen Ontario’s child care system in order to better support parents and give children the best possible start in life. In addition, it will also improve oversight in both the licensed and unlicensed child care sectors.
The new regulations are made under the authority of the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014 and will also be in effect as of August 31, 2015. The regulations along with the new Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014 will replace the Day Nurseries Act and related regulations, as the new legislative framework governing child care in Ontario.
The attached resource, What Providers and Parents Need to Know, has been developed to assist providers and parents with updated rules under the new legislative framework. This includes new requirements related to enforcement, health and safety, school-age ratios, and quality programming.
If you have any question, please contact Social and Property Services, Children’s Services Division at 519-482-8505.