Child Care Licensing Manual January 2024

The Child Care Licensing Manual September 2019 provides information on the rules and regulations when operating a licensed child care centre/program.

EarlyON Child and Family Centres – York Region

EarlyON Child and Family Centres (EarlyON centres) offer free support services and programs to parents, caregivers, and their children from birth to six years old in Ontario.

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College of Early Childhood Educators

The College of Early Childhood Educators (College) regulates and governs Ontario’s Registered Early Childhood Educators (RECEs) in the public interest.

Association of Early Childhood Educators Ontario

The AECEO is the professional association for ECEs, and its primary purpose is to advocate for respect, recognition and appropriate wages and working conditions for all ECEs.

Best Start Resource Centre
Best Start Resource Centre

Best Start: Ontario’s Maternal Newborn and Early Child Development Resource Centre supports service providers across the province of Ontario working on health promotion initiatives to enhance the health of expectant and new parents, newborns, and young children.

Child & Family Collaborative
Child & Family Collaborative, York Region

Committed to principles of prevention and education, C&FC creates proactive opportunities for professional development, life-long learning, research, early intervention, and investment in the early years – all aimed at improving early development and child care services for children aged prenatal to twelve and their families in York.

Child Care Options in Ontario

Get help finding, choosing and paying for child care. Includes; Licensed child care centres, Licensed home care, Before and after school programs.

Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years

How Does Learning Happen? is a professional learning resource designed to support program development and pedagogy in a variety of early years settings, including licensed child care centres, home-based child care, and family support programs.

York Region
Immunization Records

To learn more about immunization, vaccines and requirements. Immunization is one of the safest ways to protect you and your child from illness associated with vaccine preventable diseases for children.

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Canada’s Food Guide

Canada’s Food Guide is a nutrition guide produced by Health Canada. “Food guides are basic education tools that are designed to help people follow a healthy diet”

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Child Development Programs E.R.I.K Referral Forms

ERIK is a one-step process for making appropriate early referrals to York Region Preschool Speech and Language Program and York Region Early Intervention Services.

Look See Checklist

The Looksee Checklist is a simple, easy-to-use tool designed to help monitor a child’s development from one month to six years of age. It features a short list of “yes” or “no” questions about the child’s abilities with parenting tips to promote ongoing development. It also includes important skills that a child should master by a particular age and touches on all areas of development. It is free to Ontario residents and is available in multiple languages. Access the checklist by creating an account.

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310 COPE

York Support Services Network offers the Community Crisis Response Service for persons living in York Region or South Simcoe who are having a mental health crisis, and their family or friends. By calling our toll free number 1-855-310-COPE (2673) or (TTY) 1-866-323-7785, you can speak with a crisis worker anytime you need to.

Linking Georgina
Linking Georgina

Linking Georgina is an independent, self-mandated community-based collaborative. The purpose of Linking Georgina is to improve the health, well being and social outcomes of everyone in Georgina.