MESSAGE FROM TORONTO CHILDREN SERVICES - NEW ONLINE RESOURCE FOR TORONTO'S MIDDLE CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS:
The City of Toronto's website has a new online locator to help parents and guardians of children from 6 to 12 years of age find before-school and after-school programs in Toronto. This new resource marks the first phase of the City of Toronto's Middle Childhood Strategy.
The locator can be found at http://www.toronto.ca/children/middlechildhood_map.htm. The locator is designed to search for locations of licensed school-age child care programs, Full-Day Kindergarten before and after school programs, and after school recreation care (ARC) programs. The locator will continually be expanded to search for more categories.
The City of Toronto's Middle Childhood Strategy aims to achieve five goals:
o develop a comprehensive and integrated system of services for children 6 to 12
o improve the planning and coordination of local programs
o increase the quality of programs
o raise public awareness of the availability of programs for this age group, and
o support research and share information.
For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Information on St. Stephen's Childcare located in our school, can be found under the Parents/Parent Information tab.