Child Care and Early Years

Ministry of Education Child Care and Early Years Resources

Ontario is committed to building a high-quality, inclusive and affordable early years and child care system. Here are resources with information about how we are supporting positive learning environments for children.


Ministry of Education Child Care and Early Years Website

The Ministry of Education Child Care and Early Years website provides information for child care and early years providers and registered early childhood educators about operating home and centre-based child care, EarlyON child and family centres, day camps, recreation programs and before and after school programs. Visit their website to learn more.

Ministry of Education Child Care and Early Years website


How Does Learning Happen?

How Does Learning Happen? Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years is a professional learning resource guide about learning through relationships for those working with young children and families. It is intended to support pedagogy and curriculum/program development in early years programs.

"Children's early experiences last a lifetime."

 Download a copy of How Does Learning Happen? Ontario's Pedagogy For the Early Years


Think, Feel, Act - Lessons from Research about Young Children

The Ministry of Education has worked with leading experts in the field of early childhood education to develop six research briefs for educators working in early years settings. These briefs highlight the latest research in early childhood development, strategies to put the key ideas into practice and reflective questions for educators.

Download a copy of Think, Feel, Act: Lessons from Research about Young Children

Videos

Visit the Ministry of Education's website to watch a series of videos supporting and demonstrating the research from Think, Feel, Act. Video topics include:

  • positive relationships and brain development
  • inclusion
  • pedagogical leadership
  • parent engagement
  • learning environments

View videos from Think, Feel, Act: Lessons from Research about Young Children

Young child pretending to use a toy camera to take a photo of toy animals.


Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014

The Child Care and Early Years Act (CCEYA) came into effect on August 31, 2015. This new legislation replaced the Day Nurseries Act (DNA) and provides information about requirements that must be met within early learning and care settings.

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Download a copy of The Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014

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