Preference for University Children

Preference for University Children

The Early Learning Centre (ELC) is a department of the University of Toronto. The preference of the ELC is to enroll children of University students, staff and faculty, endeavoring to maintain a minimum of 50% of their total enrollment children of University students, and 50% children of University faculty / staff as averaged over the calendar year.

A University child is defined to mean the natural, adopted or stepchild of a parent who is, or was at the time of enrollment, a student, member of the staff, or faculty of the University of Toronto or its federated colleges. A student is a person enrolled part-time or full-time in an undergraduate or graduate program of the University, and a member of the faculty or staff is any person who has an employment relationship with the University, full-time or part-time but not a casual employment relationship. This policy is entirely consistent with the University of Toronto Policy on Child Care Programs.

We are located at two sites, licensed for 126 spaces and 25% of our spaces are reserved for part time care arrangements:

7 Glen Morris St.

  • 10 infant spaces (3 to 18 months old)
  • 30 toddler spaces (18 months to 2 1/2 years old)
  • 32 preschool spaces (2 1/2 to 4 years old)
  • 30 kindergarten spaces (4 and 5 years old)

252 Bloor St. W. at OISE / UT

  • 24 preschool/kindergarten spaces (2 1/2 to 5 years old)

Teachers and supervisors’ shifts are set to meet Day Nurseries Act child to teacher ratios.