About Us

Who is the Child & Family Collaborative?

Focusing on the care, development and education of our future leaders.

The Child and Family Collaborative (C&FC) is a volunteer not-for-profit collaborative that brings Early Learning and Child Care professionals, community partners, organizations and families in York Region together to create opportunities for shared networking, professional development, research, prevention and education, early identification and intervention to strengthen Early Learning and Child Care services in York Region.

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What the CFC Can Do for You

Our Goal is to connect Early Learning and Child Care professionals, community partners and families to resources, community support services, and Early Years information that focuses on the needs of children prenatal to 12 years old and families.

Whether you are an Early Learning and Child Care professional, parent, or community partner, the C&FC can support you in many ways.

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Do you want to join the Child & Family Collaborative?

We invite you to connect with the Child & Family Collaborative if you are interested joining the C&FC to share your skills, knowledge, experience and enthusiasm for the Early Learning and Child Care community in York Region.

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The Child Care Committee of York Region has done a tremendous job servicing the child care community for many years.

Over time, many changes have occurred in the policy direction, funding and delivery of services for early learning and childcare. In October, 2009, the Child Care Committee and the Prenatal-6 Subcommittee began to align their work and explore options for joining together as a single body.
Child & Family Collaborative (CFC) was established by and for the community of professionals in York Region who provide early development and child care services to children aged prenatal to twelve. Committed to principles of prevention and education, CFC creates proactive opportunities for professional development, life-long learning, research, early intervention and investment in the early years – all aimed at improving early development and child care services for children aged prenatal to twelve and their families in York.