For parents

Information about what students learn, fees, fundraising and school funding plus ways to get involved in your child’s education and resources in many languages.

For teachers

Information on professional development and teaching tools.

For school boards

Information on education funding grants, collective agreements and other resources.

What we do

  • Develop policy and programs to support child care and early years programs for children and families.
  • Make sure child care settings are safe and follow the law by funding, licensing and inspecting licensed child care providers.
  • Fund and provide guidelines for the delivery of core services at EarlyON child and family centres.
  • Fund and oversee publicly funded elementary and secondary school education.
  • Develop and publish curriculum documents and teaching resources for kindergarten to Grade 12.
  • Set provincial standards and guidelines for all assessment, evaluation and reporting for all students who attend public or private schools in Ontario.
  • Oversee and set policies for the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO), which administers provincial assessments to help improve student learning in reading, writing and math.
  • Set requirements for student diplomas and certificates.
  • Provide funding to build new schools and expand, retrofit or repair existing schools.
  • Operate schools for blind, deaf and deafblind students.
  • Register and inspect private schools that offer credits toward an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD).

Ministry of Education
315 Front Street West, 14th Floor
Toronto, Ontario M7A 0B8

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