Early Years System Management Profile

Ontario Early Years Child and Family Centres offer programs that are free services for families, caregivers and their children up to the age of 6.

Early Years System Management includes the ongoing management of Ontario Early Years Child and Family Centres and the development and implementation of a 5-year community plan. Also included are system planning and development and community provider funding.

This service is delivered collaboratively via community partnerships. The goal is to develop a responsive, high quality, accessible and increasingly integrated early years system of programs and services for all children and families.

System planning and development is evidence-based, supported by research and evaluation that is conducted in-house.

Service Details

Related Subservices

  • System Planning and Development
  • Community Provider Funding
  • Early Years Research and Evaluation

Type of Service

  • Public facing


  • Essential/Mandatory, Legislated requirement

Primary Funding Sources

  • Grants / Subsidies

Service Level

  • At standard

Service Level Source

  • Legislated
  • Funding agreement / grant covenant


Performance Measures

Metrics coming in future releases

Strategic Plan Priority - Healthy & Safe Communities