Join Quality First

What is involved in joining Quality First?

When you join Quality First, you are making a commitment to participate in a process of training, professional learning, observations, goal setting and self-reflection exercises specifically designed to increase the quality of care and learning you offer to children and families.

There are two distinct developmental models available:

  1. Centre-based Model – for all licensed classrooms housed on-site: Infant to School-age please click here
  2. School-age Model – for licensed School-age programs that are off-site from the home organization please click here

To view the Quality First Centre-based Model Application form, please click here
To view the School-age Model Application form, please click here
Quality First training activities can be found on the Professional Learning Calendar

Quality First continues to be a benefit to many components of the child care sector:

For the Child Care System in Halton

  • The benefits of programs participating in a quality iniative.

For Child Care Supervisors & Centre Staff

  • Through increased networking opportunities with other professionals, focused training, supports based on goals, pride in accomplishments and value of the work.

For Parents

  • Through knowledge of quality indicators in child care and confidence selecting an environment committed to the development and delivery of quality child care.

For Children

  • Through enhanced care and learning within the enriched environments.
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