Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the length of the waitlist?

Depends on each location and the age of the children. Contact each site for further information.

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Who gets priority on the waitlist?

Tenants of Brookfield Place at Brookfield Place Centre for Early Development

Tenants of Eaton Centre at Eaton Centre for Early Development

Siblings/Mothercraft transfers at all locations

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What are the Centre for Early Development Fees?

Fee rates vary by centre and are based on age groupings. Click here for fee rates.

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Are taxes included in the fees?

All taxes are included in the monthly fee.

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What is included in the fees?

All food and diapers are included. Formula is not included in fees and is supplied by parents.

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What are the hours of operation?

Brookfield Place and Eaton Centre
Robertson House

7:30am to 5:45pm
7:30am to 6:00pm

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Do we offer part time child care?

We only provide full-time child care - 5 days a week.

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What type of food is served at the Centre for Early Development?

We have cooks that prepare all the food. Our menus are reviewed annually by a Registered Dietician or Nutritionist. We meet the recommended needs from the Canada's Food Guide and follow the Day Nurseries Act guidelines. We are able to accommodate most dietary restrictions/allergies.

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When are Mothercraft Centres closed?

We are closed on statutory holidays and Easter Monday. There are also early closures on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve.

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What is the cost to apply to be placed on the waitlist?

As of May 15, 2015, there is no cost to apply for the waitlist.


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Where do I send my waitlist application?

Send your application to your preferred location and if wanted, indicate other Centres on the form.

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When you are on subsidy do you need to be on a separate list?

Yes, all children need to be on a Mothercraft waitlist in addition to the City of Toronto subsidized list. You can download our waitlist form from the Mothercraft website.

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How long do you need to be on the list before being offered a spot?

Every year is slightly different and it varies from Centre to Centre, age of the child, and priority. Contact your individual Centre for further information.

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Once my child is enrolled, are we guaranteed a spot in the next age group?

Yes, in most cases, your child will be enrolled in the next age group when space becomes available. We do our best to ensure children move smoothly from one age group to the next.

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Once our name is on the waiting list, when will we be contacted?

Feel free to contact us to check your status and notify us if there are any changes to your application form (i.e. address, phone number, etc.). We will not contact you unless we are able to offer you a child care space.

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When will I get an opportunity to visit the Centre?

You can contact individual location Managers to arrange a tour of the facilities.

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How do I contact my Centre of Early Development?

Robertson House
Acting Manager: Sonia Santos
32 Heath Street West
Toronto, ON  M4V 1T3
Tel: 416-920-4054 ext. 115
Fax: 416-920-5983

Brookfield Place
Manager: Debbie Nystrom
10 Front Street W.
161 Bay Street, PO Box 510
Toronto, ON  M5J 2S1
Tel: 416-367-1758
Fax: 416-367-3839

Eaton Centre
Manager: Kim Pawluck
14 Trinity Square
Toronto, ON  M5G 1B1
Tel: 416-340-9651
Fax: 416-340-7407

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