Item - 2013.CD23.2

Tracking Status

CD23.2 - Expanding the Application of Operating Criteria for Child Care

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on October 8, 9, 10 and 11, 2013, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council authorize the General Manager, Children's Services to:

 

a.         negotiate and execute on behalf of the City, agreements with other municipalities which set out the terms and conditions under which those municipalities can use the Toronto Operating Criteria and access support services from City staff;

 

b.         charge a fee to recover the full cost of services provided to other jurisdictions by City staff, including travel and testing, related to those jurisdictions' adoption of the Criteria; and

 

c.         provide quality assessments to Toronto child care centres that do not have a service contract for fee subsidy with the City, when an assessment is requested by the centre, on a cost-recovery basis.

Background Information (Committee)

(September 4, 2013) Report from the General Manager, Children's Services on Expanding the Application of Operating Criteria for Child Care
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-61256.pdf

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item) Oct-10-2013 5:26 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - CD23.2 - Adopt the item
Total members that voted Yes: 32 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, Gord Perks, Michael Thompson, Adam Vaughan
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 13 Members that were absent are Josh Colle, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Chin Lee, Peter Leon, Joe Mihevc, John Parker, James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Karen Stintz, Kristyn Wong-Tam

CD23.2 - Expanding the Application of Operating Criteria for Child Care

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Community Development and Recreation Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council authorize the General Manager, Children's Services to:

 

a.         negotiate and execute on behalf of the City, agreements with other municipalities which set out the terms and conditions under which those municipalities can use the Toronto Operating Criteria and access support services from City staff;

 

b.         charge a fee to recover the full cost of services provided to other jurisdictions by City staff, including travel and testing, related to those jurisdictions' adoption of the Criteria; and

 

c.         provide quality assessments to Toronto child care centres that do not have a service contract for fee subsidy with the City, when an assessment is requested by the centre, on a cost-recovery basis.

Origin

(September 4, 2013) Report from the General Manager, Children's Services

Summary

This report seeks authority for the General Manager, Children's Services to enter into agreements with other jurisdictions for the use of the Toronto Operating Criteria, which is Children's Services' quality assessment tool for licensed child care.  The Operating Criteria is the only Canadian validated quality assessment tool for the preschool age group in child care.  A number of jurisdictions have expressed interest in adopting the tool. 

 

City of Toronto support activities are required to maintain the integrity of the Operating Criteria when it is used in other jurisdictions.  With Council approval, Children's Services will recover associated costs from partner jurisdictions.

Background Information

(September 4, 2013) Report from the General Manager, Children's Services on Expanding the Application of Operating Criteria for Child Care
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-61256.pdf

Motions

Motion to Adopt Item moved by Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam (Carried)
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council