Greater Access To Child Care Centre Information For Parents
Starting November 1, 2011, all licensed child care operators will be required to post information about serious occurrences in a visible area of the child care centre.
This new requirement gives parents more information about licensed child care centres in Ontario and helps parents make informed choices about their child's care. A serious occurrence could include a serious injury to a child, a fire or a complaint about a service standard.
A notice with information about the occurrence must be posted in a visible area at the child care location for at least 10 business days. The notice will give parents details about the occurrence and any follow-up actions that have been taken to resolve the situation or complaint.
This new requirement is in addition to the government's earlier commitment to post child care inspection reports online. These reports include details about the location, programs and staff at the centre.Providing parents with timely and accurate information about their day care centre options will help ensure the safety and well-being of their children, which is a top priority of the government.
- Licensed child care centres and private-home day care agencies are already required to report serious occurrences to the Ministry of Children and Youth Services.
- All licensed child care centres and private-home day care agencies are subject to random inspection each year.