Quality First is an early learning initiative providing all licensed childcare programs in Halton region with the opportunity to participate in a developmental model for quality improvement.

Quality First supports licensed child care programs by providing coaching and consultation, on-site observations by a Quality First consultant, ongoing Professional Learning, self-reflection activities, and targeted support from a consultant to reach your established goals.

Quality First Professional Learning Opportunities can be found in the THRC Professional Learning Publication 

For more information about Quality First, contact the Centralized Intake Line:

Quality First Progress Report


The Quality First Progress Report 2013 provides an historical overview of the program as well as performance results and measures to improve outcomes for children. This report helps to inform how well Quality First is working in Halton.

We hope that you will share this report with your colleagues, staff, Boards, funders and parents.

Looking for Quality Child Care?


For information about what to look for when searching for quality child care, click the thumbnail below to access the Parent's Guide to Quality Child Care.