Services for Children with Extra Support Needs

Midland Child Care strongly supports inclusion and diversity in the classroom. All children are made to feel they belong in the setting, and have an equal and equitable opportunity to access our programs, and to learn and grow. For children requiring individualized support, our centre works with a Resource Consultant who assists in the creation of planning and development strategies.

Please review the information and links below to learn more about the resources that are available to families requiring extra support.

The information below is from the City of Toronto’s website and is provided here for your convenience.

Link last checked: September 5th, 2022

The City of Toronto believes that every child belongs and we are committed to an inclusive child care system that is high in quality and rich in learning opportunities for all children. Inclusive child care for a family of a child who needs extra support means that:

  • each family has the opportunity to access the child care program of their choice
  • each child is welcome and treated in the same thoughtful and respectful way as all other children.

Our Every Child Belongs team is made up of professionals from the City and community agencies. Together we provide services to licensed child care programs in Toronto for children with extra support needs and their families.

Each child care program has access to an Every Child Belongs Resource Consultation Staff who:

  • Works with the child care program and family to develop strategies and carry out individualized support plans for a child.
  • Supports child care programs to build inclusive environments through training and program consultation.

* The term ‘extra support needs’ refers to ‘special needs’

If you have a child already enrolled at Midland Child Care Centre or are planning to enroll, please contact the following people for more information specialized care for children with extra support needs.

Beth Ho


Midland Child Care Centre


Chelsea McLean

Resource Consultation Staff

Every Child Belongs