First Stage maintains a waitlist for each centre. Families will be asked to provide the following information to be added to the waitlist:
- Child’s First and Last name
- Child’s Date of Birth
- Parent’s Name
- Contact Number(s)
- Subsidy file number (if applicable)
- Date when Care is needed
Children will be added to the master waitlist by the date their information was taken or confirmed by the Centre Supervisor. (Waitlist Policy)
Centre tours can be arranged with the Centre supervisor, tours are usually between 20 – 30 minutes.
Once enrolment has been confirmed families will be required to come in for an orientation session prior to starting. The orientation allows for the completion of all administrative paperwork, to meet the staff and to share information about the individual child. Ideally, the orientation session should be completed one week prior to admission.
Fees and Subsidies:
First Stage’s fees are set annually by the Board of Directors.
All our locations have purchase of service agreements with the City of Toronto. Fee subsidies are determined by Toronto Children’s Services.
Parents inquiring about subsidy eligibility are encouraged to contact Children’s Services at 311 or visit their website at: http://www.toronto.ca/children
Resource Consultant Services:
Through the Toronto Children’s Services "Every Child Belongs" model, each centre has an assigned Special Needs Resource Staff available to provide support.
These specially trained staff can provide:
- Service coordination and referral
- Staff, provider and parent training
- Program consultation
- Individual consultation
- Early identification and intervention
- Program adaptations and environmental assessments
- Regular visits to programs
There is no cost for the services, funding is provided by Toronto Children’s Services. Parental permission is required to access consultant services for an individual child. More information on the service provided can be found at: Every Child Belongs Consultation
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