Developing Ontario Best Start Child and Family Centres

In June 2009, Dr. Charles Pascal delivered his report, With Our Best Future in Mind: Implementing Early Learning in Ontario. In addition to phasing in full day kindergarten, a key part of Dr. Pascal’s report is the establishment of Best Start Child and Family Centres in communities across Ontario.

Ontario has a vision to deliver more timely and cost-effective children’s services through Ontario Best Start Child and Family Centres. It builds on full day kindergarten and is part of the government’s plan to deliver more convenient and seamless supports and services to children and their families.

Over the fall and winter, hundreds of parents, caregivers, service providers and administrators offered their suggestions in meetings and online for improving the way children's services are organized and offered. Read the update.