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Best Daycares in Toronto

Best Daycares in Toronto

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June 20, 2016 | Ron Spreeuwenberg
HiMama has compiled a list of the top daycares in Toronto with data from the City of Toronto. The top-rated daycares by neighbourhood are listed and we have provided a map as well so you can check out the child care programs in your local area.

In Toronto, there are over 900 licensed child care centres serving children from infancy to school age. Yet, despite the large number of options available, there still appears to be a shortage of quality childcare in Toronto. The cost of childcare in Toronto also continues to be the highest in the country.

While we can’t solve all of your childcare search challenges as a parent, we have pulled together a list of the top rated childcare programs in Toronto. The data we used is from the City of Toronto’s quality ratings which rate childcare programs for different age groups from 0 (lowest) to 5 (highest). Note that if a child care program is not associated with the City of Toronto, such as a privately owned daycare, they will not be in this list. For us to have ranked a daycare in this article they must have had at least three of the four programs serving Infant, Toddler, Preschool and Kindergarten, as we feel it is important for children to maintain a stable environment and familiarity with early childhood educators. Without further ado...

Top 5 Child Care Programs in Toronto
  • Galloway Early Learning & Child Care Centre | Rating = 4.89
  • McNicoll Avenue Child Care Program | Rating = 4.83
  • Vincent Massey Day Care & Nursery School | Rating = 4.79
  • Downtown Montessori At Concord City Place | Rating = 4.73
  • Metro Hall Early Learning & Child Care Centre | Rating = 4.73

We also took a look at specific neighbourhoods in Toronto to see how the top child care programs stacked up locally. In addition to the top three child care programs that we have listed for the Toronto neighbourhoods below, we have also created a map of Toronto daycares with ratings information to help you with your search.

Top Child Care in Roncesvalles
  • George Brown College - Parkdale Childcare Centre | Rating = 4.60
  • Bonaventure Child Care Centre | Rating = 4.53
  • Holland-Bloorview Kids Rehab - High Park | Rating = 4.33
Top Child Care in Davenport
  • Shirley Street Jr YMCA | Rating = 4.69
  • Immaculata | Rating = 4.33
  • Macaulay Child Development Centre - Dovercourt Child Care Centre | Rating = 4.29
Top Child Care in Liberty Village & Queen West
  • George Brown College - Queen Street Day Care Centre | Rating = 4.67
  • City Kids Early Learning & Child Care Centre | Rating = 4.42
  • Network Group Satellite | Rating = 4.38
Top Child Care Downtown & The Annex
  • Downtown Montessori At Concord City Place | Rating = 4.73
  • Metro Hall Early Learning & Child Care Centre | Rating = 4.73
  • Kensington Kids Early Learning Centre | Rating = 4.72
Top Child Care in Forest Hill
  • Oakwood Children's House | Rating = 4.47
  • Humewood House Infant Centre | Rating = 4.38
  • George Brown - Casa Loma Child Care Centre | Rating = 4.24
Top Child Care in Davisville
  • Davisville Early Learning & Child Care Centre | Rating = 4.58
  • Central Eglinton Childrens' Centre | Rating = 4.49
  • Centennial Infant And Child Centre | Rating = 4.47
Top Child Care in Church and Wellesley & Rosedale
  • Mothercraft - Toronto Eaton Centre | Rating = 4.61
  • Hester How Day Care Centre | Rating = 4.49
  • Jesse Ketchum Early Learning & Child Care Centre | Rating = 4.42
Top Child Care in Distillery District & Cabbagetown
  • Eyet Early Learning Centre - Tom's Place | Rating = 4.62
  • St. Lawrence Co-Operative - Market Lane | Rating = 4.62
  • Regent Park Early Learning & Child Care Centre | Rating = 4.58
Top Child Care in West-Danforth
  • Network Preschool – Bethany | Rating = 4.46
  • Child's Nest Infant Day Care Centre | Rating = 4.34
  • Jackman Community Daycare | Rating = 4.27
Top Child Care in Riverdale & Leslieville
  • Blake Street Satellite Early Learning & Child Care Centre | Rating = 4.52
  • Bruce Woodgreen Early Learning Centre | Rating = 4.40
  • Childspace 2 | Rating = 4.66
Top Child Care in East-Danforth
  • Plains Road Child Care | Rating = 4.72
  • Woodbine Early Learning & Child Care Centre | Rating = 4.67
  • Parkside Early Learning & Child Care Centre | Rating = 4.61
Top Child Care in Beaches & Upper Beaches
  • Downtown Montessori At Coatsworth | Rating = 4.62
  • Coxwell Early Learning & Child Care Centre | Rating = 4.61
  • Kids Club (Day Care Connection) | Rating = 4.59

CLICK HERE TO SEE COMPLETE MAP WITH ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

We hope that this article will help to narrow down your search. However, we do recommend that you visit any programs you are considering and be sure to ask them good questions about their health and safety record, what they look for in staff, and the quality of their educational offerings, among other things that are important to you. Once you've made your choice (and gotten past the infamous Toronto daycare waitlists!), check out our tips for making the transition into childcare. Good luck!


Data source: City of Toronto list of Licensed Child Care Centres



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