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Licensed child care questionnaire 2012 results

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Ministry of Education, Government of Onatario
Publication Date: 
25 Mar 2013


The Ministry of Education launched an online questionnaire on July 31, 2012. The questionnaire  was administered to all licensed child care centres and private-home day care agencies in  Ontario. This report provides a provincial summary of the responses received from the questionnaire.


The purpose of the questionnaire was to gather information about child care parent fees, program hours and days of operation, staff wages and finances. The information was collected under the Day Nurseries Act , which is the legislation governing licensed child care in Ontario. This  information provides a valuable evidence-based province-wide overview of the licensed child care sector in order to help create a better understanding of child care and more effectively support licensed child care operators.

Data Collection

Data was collected over a 14 week period, from July 31, 2012 to November 9, 2012. The  questionnaire data was collected through the online questionnaire as well as through paper-based submissions. Respondents were asked to provide information as of January 1, 2012. The response rate was approximately 70% (representing 3,459 responses out of 5,054). 3,347 of the respondents indicated the program was centre-based and 112 were private-home day care agencies.

Entered Date: 
26 Mar 2013
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