Building Blocks for Child Care, (B2C2) Ontario, is a charitable corporation with a mission to expand and preserve accessible, affordable, high quality non-profit and public early learning and child care for future generations. We realize we are not alone in believing that the low salaries and benefits our sector is known for must be addressed […]
Building Blocks for Child Care (b2c2) is excited to announce our upcoming workshop series on practical tips and information for expanding your Ontario child care centre. This is a great chance to ask experienced industry leaders questions on expanding your centre. These webinars will provide attendees with hands-on, practical information on specific topics in child […]
We need a funding formula that will provide funding to enable current programs to continue to operate effectively and to prepare and pay for rapid growth in the not-for-profit and public sectors. It doesn’t appear that “the ministry has considered all the appropriate parameters and which ones may be missing”. Inputs vs Outputs The funding […]
B2C2 successfully held its second webinar on April 20. Our guests, Kim Hiscott, Jill Wilkins, and Michele Lupa took many questions throughout the session. They discussed best practices for expansion, explored financing options, suggested strategies to get a board of directors on board, and more! The recording of the webinar is now available online. VIEW […]
B2C2 sends condolences to the family and friends of Dr. Charles Pascal who passed away last week. Charles was both an influencer and an instigator. Simply said he made things happen! You only need to review the many moving obituaries about him to realize how important he was in so many arenas. From the point […]
In the Canada-Ontario Canada-wide Early Learning and Child Care Agreement, Ontario itself committed to using federal funding “predominantly to support the creation of not-for-profit child care spaces.” The province said it would ensure that the existing proportion of not-for-profit licensed child care spaces will be maintained at 70% or increased by the end of the […]
Announcing our second webinar: First Steps in Expansion. Date: April 20, 2023 Time: 2:30pm Cost: FREE! Register Looking to expand your Ontario child care centre and don’t know where to start? Here’s a chance to ask seasoned non-profit child care leaders your questions. Sign up for our upcoming webinar: First Steps in Expansion with guests […]
Building Blocks for Child Care (b2c2) held its first webinar on the topic of Expansion on Thursday, January 5 th. For those of you who missed it, we’re posting a link to the recording below together with Dr. Gordon Cleveland’s slides. Zeenat Janmohamed moderated the webinar and Kim Hiscott from Andrew Fleck Children’s Services […]
Apologies for the late posting of this information, but when the rest of us were doing our last-minute food preparation and Christmas shopping, the Ministry decided to announce the number and method of space expansion for the next five years. There are still a lot of questions to be answered about the specifics of the […]
In September 2022, B2C2 conducted a Survey of non-profit and public child carelicensees across the province of Ontario. The Report on the resultsof the survey is called How to Remove the Barriers to Child Care Expansion. We asked the licensees whether they were likely to expand, by how much, and whatthey thought the barriers to […]
In collaboration with B2C2, Dr. Gordon Cleveland has written a primer on what Ontario should do to make sure that not-for-profit and public child care have the supports necessary to expand. It offers 10 key recommendations and some good discussion of what’s wrong with Ontario’s current approach. Download the paper from our Resources page.
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