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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.Early Learning Lasts a Life Time Logo

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.


  • Meet family needs in terms of days, hours, and locations
  • Available to all who need or want the service
  • Easily accessed
  • Inclusive of all
  • Provide adequate choice and flexibility for families


  • Reflect diverse needs
  • Adaptable and respond to family needs
  • Address changing demands and service gaps


  • Funding approach supports improved affordability
  • Affordable for all families
  • Fee Subsidies are available to support families in need

High Quality:

  • Promote child belonging, wellbeing, engagement, and expression 
  • Align with "How Does Learning Happen"
  • Employ a highly skilled and fairly compensated workforce
  • Engage in ongoing professional development and learning

Colouring Contest Winners and Runners Up:

Theme - "Things I love to do with my friends"

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System Plan Timeline:

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

Contact Us: 

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Phone: 705-742-7777 ext. 1461


Peterborough Child Care Directory

How to Apply for Fee Subsidy

EarlyOn Programs

How Does Learning Happen - Ontario Early Years Pedagogy

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