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Child Care and Children's Programs

Philosophy

The Children's Services Division will:

  • Provide effective and efficient delivery of directly operated services and programs.
  • Play a leadership role in the development, delivery and maintenance of high-quality, affordable and accessible children's services and programs in Durham Region.
  • Promote continuous learning, while supporting innovative and creative approaches to program and service delivery.
  • Plan measurable outcomes for program and service delivery, evaluating its work on a regular basis.
  • Develop and implement a public education strategy to address the critical importance of providing adequate, high-quality services and programs that empower families to act on behalf of their children.
  • Monitor the ongoing implementation of the Children's Services Management Plan to ensure that the document continues to reflect current community and divisional issues and concerns.
  • Develop and implement a plan to address barriers to access that includes an annual financial commitment to the elimination of barriers.
  • Demonstrate that programs and services are modified (where needed) to meet the individual needs of children.