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Have your say about child care

If you're an expecting parent or family with children 12 years and younger, help us improve early years and child care services.

How to share your feedback

Peel Region manages the early years child care system in Peel and is responsible for making sure that all families have access to high-quality, affordable services.

Every 5 years the Ministry of Education requires Peel Region to develop a new system-wide service plan for early years and child care services in our region. This plan outlines priorities for continuous growth while meeting the changing needs of children and families. Learn about our 2019 to 2025 road map for early years and child care.

With lower fees offered through the new Canada-Wide Early Learning and Child Care Plan, we need to create more child care spaces to meet the increasing demand from families. As we plan for this new growth, diversity and inclusion are a top priority.

To shape the new early years and child care plan for 2025-2030, we need to hear from Peel’s diverse families. Your feedback along with existing data will help us learn what families think about:

Take the survey

More information

Let us know if you’re interested in attending an online focus group. We’ll contact families that qualify. If you qualify, you will receive a $25 gift card.

Complete form

We want to hear from families that represent the rich diversity in Peel. Online focus groups will be held from March 4 to 28 for these groups:

  • All families with children 12 years and younger.
  • 2SLGBTQ+ families.
  • Indigenous families.
  • Black, South Asian, Asian, Middle Eastern, and other racialized families.
  • Families of children with special needs.
  • Newcomer, immigrant, refugee, and international student families.
  • Francophone families.
  • Families using before and after school care.
  • Families needing care other than 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday.
  • Low-income families.
  • Single parent or caregiver families.
  • Families that are job seeking or using Ontario Works.
  • Parents and caregivers with disabilities.

We are also holding an in-person focus group for families living in rural Caledon.

Drop in for a conversation at one of our pop-up locations:

Brampton West

Brampton Library – Mt. Pleasant Village
100 Commuter Drive, Brampton
February 23, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Brampton Centre

Four Corners Library
65 Queen Street East, Brampton
February 25, 1:30 to 4 p.m.

Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA)

9 Wellington Street East, Brampton
March 16, 10:00 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Indigenous-led event: Corn Husk Doll Workshop and Sharing Circle

Caledon

Albion Bolton Community Centre
Caledon Parent-Child Centre
150 Queen Street South, Bolton
February 29, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Mississauga Valley – Cooksville

Hazel McCallion Central Library
301 Burnhamthorpe Road West, Mississauga
February 21, 5 to 7:30 p.m.

Mississauga East

Burnhamthorpe Library
3650 Dixie Rd, #101, Mississauga
February 27, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.