The Regional Municipality Of York

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It Starts with Kids

Child Care and Early Years Service System Plan puts kids first

Newmarket – The 2020 to 2023 Child Care and Early Years Service System Plan is York Region’s community blueprint supporting enhanced collaboration among partners to respond to children and families’ evolving needs.

Approved by Regional Council, the plan is an opportunity to continue building a child care and early years system with the community that places children and families at the centre.

“York Regional Council is committed to building strong, caring and safe communities that meet the needs of residents at all ages, stages and abilities,” said York Region Chairman and CEO Wayne Emmerson. “Together with our community partners, The Regional Municipality of York is focused on building a high-quality child care and early years system that is accessible, affordable and responsive.”

The plan sets a vision, priorities and key actions to better use community resources to strengthen and integrate child care and early years services over the next four years for children from birth to age 12 and their families.

Through coordination and integration with partners, the plan helps provide stability to children’s services in an environment where family needs are rapidly evolving and growing.

“This plan aligns with York Region’s mission to serve our thriving communities – today and tomorrow,” said City of Vaughan Regional Councillor Gino Rosati, Chair of Community and Health Services. “Supporting early childhood development has a high return on investment by improving children’s health and education outcomes and can reduce the need for other social services later in life.”

2016 Census Data infographicIn 2018, approximately 70,000 children and families benefited directly or indirectly from the programs and services provided by or contracted through the Region.

Find out more about the Child Care and Early Years Service System Plan.

The Regional Municipality of York consists of nine local cities and towns and provides a variety of programs and services to 1.2 million residents and 52,000 businesses with over 636,600 employees. More information about the Region’s key service areas is available at

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Media Contact:
Ben Mulholland, Corporate Communications, The Regional Municipality of York
Phone: 1-877-464-9675 ext. 76664 or Cell: 289-716-9605

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