Childcare Centres

On Campus

The on-campus childcare centres are staffed by professionally qualified early childhood educators. Each centre is separately incorporated as a not-for-profit and is licensed by the Province of Ontario. Childcare subsidies may be available. Please visit Childcare for more information. The centres give priority to University of Toronto families. Contact each centre directly to be placed on its waiting list.

The waiting lists for the U of T childcare centres are very long. You are advised to apply early. U of T community members, please contact us if you need assistance finding alternative child care arrangements while waiting for an on-campus childcare spot.

If you are a faculty, staff or graduate student, you may also be interested in the corporate child care service provider, Kids & Company.

University of Toronto Early Learning Centre (3 locations)

Karen Venneri, Manager –

The Early Learning Centre (ELC)’s program philosophy is based on an inclusive, bias free environment that is organized around the four foundational conditions of How Does Learning Happen? (Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years): Belonging, Well-Being, Engagement, and Expression. Learn more about the ELC.

Infant spaces at the Glen Morris location; Toddler and Preschool spaces at all locations. 

The ELC is a department of the University of Toronto, and its priority is to enroll children of University students, staff and faculty.

Early Learning Centre – UTM – as spaces available in the toddler and preschool program. For more information, please contact Teresa Alves-Silva at or 905-569-4422

University of Toronto Child Care Centre on Charles

35 Charles Street West, Toronto (416-415-2604)
Effie Ntanou, Manager –

Located in the University’s Family Housing student residences, the Child Care Centre on Charles provides full -time and part-time care. This centre is operated by George Brown College and serves as a training Lab School for the students from the Early Childhood Education programs at the College.

Priorities for enrolment:

  • Infant and Toddler spaces only available to residents of the U of T Student Family Housing.
  • Community spaces available for children in the preschool group.

Campus Community Cooperative Day Care Centre

370 Huron Street, Toronto (416-946-0875;

Campus Community Cooperative Day Care Centre provides stimulating and challenging programming in a warm and supportive community atmosphere that encourages diversity, inclusivity, cooperation, and transparency. Learn more about Campus Community Cooperative Day Care, including parent involvement.

Learn more about the Infant, toddler and preschool programs

Applications are accepted in sequence and priority is given as follows:

  • Families affiliated with the University of Toronto and who have siblings attending the daycare
  • Families affiliated with the University of Toronto
  • Families from the community who have siblings at the daycare
  • Families from the community

N’sheemaehn Child Care Centre

University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC)
1255 Military Trail, Scarborough

Nestled in the woods at the UTSC, N’sheemaehn Child Care Centre provides early education and care for 54 children. Every day learning through play in a professional, nurturing, stimulating, and safe environment helps children develop skills and strategies to thrive today and self-govern through their lifetime. Learn more about N’sheemaehn Child Care Centre.

N’sheemaehn maintains separate waitlists for each program and each are subject to the priority order (1. current family 2. U of T 3. community).

Learn more about the Infant, toddler and preschool programs

Off Campus

Kids & Company

Various locations across the GTA, Canada and the US (1-866-MY KIDCO;

Kids & Company is a corporate child care service providing full-time, part-time and back-up child care for faculty, staff and graduate students. Learn more about Kids & Company. Kids & Company has infant, toddler, preschool, kindergarten, school age, drop-in and back-up care.

U of T is a corporate partner of Kids & Company. U of T employees have access to special offers on products and services from Kids & Company’s family-friendly providers, access to Kids & Company’s webinars, workshops, deals, and discounts. “Extras” included in Kids & Company Exclusive Benefits for Corporate Partners!

For a list of all locations, fees or to arrange a tour at one of their centres, please visit Kids & Company or call 1-866-MY KIDCO.

Back-Up Child Care at Kids & Company

FCO Childcare Bookmark

Finding Quality Child Care – a Guide for Canadian Parents provides information for parents looking for quality child care.

Off-campus Childcare

Licensed Childcares in Peel

Licensed Childcares in Toronto

Here is a small sample of childcare centres near the St. George Campus (the FCO does not endorse any of these centres):

Friends Day Care Centre
(Bloor & St. George)
2.5 – 5 years

HydroKids Day Care Centre
(College & University)
3 months – 4 years

Jesse Ketchum Child Care Centre
(Davenport & Bay)
Birth – 4 years

Kensington Kids Early Learning Centre
(College & Bathurst)
Birth – 6 years

Libbie Cowan Child Care Centre @ JCC
(Spadina & Bloor)
18 months – 30 months

Orde Day Care Centre
(2 locations near Dundas & University)
Birth – 12 years

Queen’s Park Child Care Centre
(Wellesley St. W. & Bay)
Birth – 5 years

Rose Avenue Child Care Centre
(Parliament & Wellesley) – Operated by George Brown College
6 weeks to 10 years

Shaawnong Aboriginal Head Start
(Broadview & Dundas E.)
2 years, 5 months to 6 years

St. Stephen’s Day Care Centres
(2 locations near College & Bathurst)
Birth – 10 years

University Settlement Day Care
(Dundas St. W. & University)
Birth – 4 years

YMCA – Child Development Centre
(Wellesley & Yonge)
Birth – 12 years

Nursery Schools

Annex Montessori
(Bloor & Spadina)
1.5 – 6 years

Huron Playschool Co-operative
(Bloor & Spadina)
2.5 – 6 years

Mildenhall Montessori Schools (Taddle Creek Location)
(Bloor & Spadina)
1.5 – 12 years

The Thomas & Marjorie Schwartz Preschool Centre @ The Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre
(Bloor & Spadina)
1.5 – 12 years