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Early Learning Lasts a Lifetime

Ontario Child Care and Early Years Service System Plan 2019-2024

We are creating a 5 year plan for early learning in the City and County of Peterborough. This plan will outline strategies that child care and early years programs will use. It will highlight our goals and show us how to measure our success.

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We want to hear from you to develop the best plan for our community.

The Five Year Plan Will:

  • Promote the health, safety and wellbeing of all children
  • Provide high quality experiences and positive outcomes for children
  • Include high quality, professional staff
  • Respond to community needs 
  • Respect the diversity of our community
  • Be accountable for public money
  • Promote belonging, wellbeing, engagement, and expression for children
  • Encourage strong community partnerships

The Vision:

    We want to have a Child Care and Early Years system that is Accessible, Responsive, Affordable and High Quality.


      • Reflective of families’ needs
      • Address service gaps
      • Easily accessible
      • Inclusive of all


      • Reflective of diverse needs
      • Provide more choice and flexibility
      • Address demand
      • Address Service Gaps


      • Engage and collaborate
      • Improve affordability
      • Fee Subsidies to support families

      High Quality:

      • Align with How Does Learning Happen
      • Highly skilled workforce
      • Ongoing professional development and learning

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System Plan Timeline:

  • Community Engagement (Summer and Fall 2018)
  • Approved by Council and Ministry (June 30th, 2019)

Upcoming Events:

  • School Age Colouring Contest - Details to come

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