Family Day’s licensed Home Child Care Program is child care in a “family style” setting with flexible hours, family groupings and the opportunity for siblings to be in child care together.

The caregiver develops a well-rounded program for children by combining indoor and outdoor activities. Family Day contracts with caregivers who provide child care for children from infancy to 12 years of age, with a maximum of six child care children (no more than three children under two years of age).

Family Day is a licensed child care agency under the Child Care and Early Years Act 2014 (CCEYA). Our Home Child Care program operates in the following areas:

  • Peel Region: Brampton, Mississauga, Bolton
  • York Region: Markham (south of Major Mackenzie), Thornhill (east of Bathurst), Richmond Hill (east of Bathurst, south of Major Mackenzie)
  • Toronto: Scarborough, North York (east of Leslie), East York (north of Danforth)

COVID-19 Parent Handbook – Guideline for Home Child Care


Fill out an online inquiry form or contact us*

*Please note — We are currently unable to process online application forms at this time.  As soon as we are able, we will reactivate our online inquiry form.  In the meanwhile, please call 416-922-3434 and leave a message or email  if you are interested in enrolling your child in one of our programs. Thank you for your understanding.

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You may qualify for a child care subsidy. Contact the Children’s Services in the area you live for more information and to apply: City of Toronto | Region of Peel | Region of York


Frequently Asked Questions

What is Licensed Home Child Care?

  • Caregivers are screened, approved and monitored by Family Day’s Home Child Care Coordinators.
  • The Ministry of Education inspects Family Day and some home child care locations at least once a year to make sure that requirements of the CCEYA are met.
  • Fee assistance (subsidy) may be available to eligible families.
  • In our Toronto program, Family Day provides integrated home child care for children ages six months to 12 years who have diagnosed developmental delays.

How does a child benefit from Family Day home child care?

  • A smaller “family-style” setting can help some children feel more comfortable.
  • Siblings of varied ages can attend the same caregiver home
  • A child’s individual needs may be more easily met in a smaller group setting.
  • Children in the home develop close relationships with each other and with the caregiver.
  • Children participate in outings to the library, park, Ontario Early Years Centres and Family Day playgroups.

How do parents benefit from Family Day home child care?

  • Home child care may be able to accommodate more flexible hours of care which may be required by shift workers.
  • On the first visit to a caregiver home, parents are accompanied by a Family Day Home Child Care Coordinator, who assists with the interview process.
  • Parents and caregivers work together to develop consistent standards of care and behaviour between the family home and the caregiver home.
  • Parents have regular access to resources and support from Family Day staff.

What Can I Expect From a Home Child Care Provider?

  • Family Day’s Home Child Care Coordinators provide ongoing support to the caregiver, the parents and the children in care.
  • Caregivers have access to ongoing training in child development, first aid, nutrition and programming through “I Care for Kids, I Care for Quality,” a six-part home study guide for caregivers to review and improve the quality of care they provide in their home. Each part of the guide represents a standard of quality based on research and carefully selected best practices to support the healthy growth and development of children.
  • Caregivers and children attend Family Day playgroups, Ontario Early Years Centres and enjoy community outings.
  • Family Day assists caregivers in providing fun, age-appropriate daily early learning activities for the children.
  • Family Day monitors the child care homes for safety and cleanliness and ensures that all homes are in compliance with the CCEYA.
  • Caregivers and all adults living in the caregiver home are required to have a vulnerable sector check; everyone in the caregiver home has appropriate immunizations and a TB test.
  • All licensed caregiver homes are smoke-free.
  • Caregivers have a current Standard First Aid Infant and Child CPR