Strengthening early years and child care in Ontario, 2020 report


The government understands the importance of high quality, sustainable, affordable and flexible child care and early years programs, to make life easier for Ontario families. We greatly value the feedback we received from parents, caregivers, sector partners and stakeholders about our child care and early years system.

The COVID-19 outbreak has further highlighted the importance of having a range of high-quality child care and early years programs, that provide rich social, emotional and early learning experiences for children while allowing families to work. The outbreak has also highlighted what we already knew about people working in the child care and early years sector: they are passionate, dedicated and child-centred, able to adapt to changing circumstances while always keeping the best interests of children and families at heart.

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