Durham Region’s Operating Criteria (DROC) is designed to provide valuable insight regarding child care programs. Children’s Services Division staff work in collaboration with child care operators to ensure the information gathered is utilized to reflect on pedagogy and practice, set program goals and ensure continuous improvement.
The Early Learning Framework is a guide to support early childhood programs in Ontario. With six distinct principles, the Early Learning Framework provides a shared language and understanding of child development.
The Ontario Early Years Policy Framework describes how the experiences children have in the early years can have an extraordinary and long-lasting impact on children's learning, development, health and well-being.
This is a professional learning resource for those working in child care and child and family programs. It supports pedagogy and program development in early years settings that is shaped by views about children, the role of educators and families, and the relationships among them.