Executive summary

The annual report describes the early years and child care system in Ontario. The report includes:

  • an overview of the early years and licensed child care system, including trends over the years
  • key early years and child care data, including:
    • the number of licensed child care centres and spaces
    • the number of home child care agencies
    • EarlyON child and family centre locations and number of visits
  • indicators under the Canada-Ontario Early Learning and Child Care Agreement
  • information on children’s developmental health and wellbeing collected using the early development instrument (EDI)


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