Archive for September, 2011

Ontario Best Start Online Collaboration Site

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

As announced in the Minister’s update on Best Start Child and Family Centres on June 21, 2011, this is to provide further information on the launch of the Ontario Best Start Online Collaboration Site.

Below are links to the memo and a tip sheet for the new website:

Memo:  Ontario Best Start Online Collaboration Site

Tip Sheet:  Best Start Online Tip Sheet Sept11

Webinar – Serious Occurrence Notification Form

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

The Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Children and Youth Services are hosting webinars on two dates for child care operators, Consolidated Municipal Service Managers (CMSMs)/District Social Services Administration Boards (DSSABs), and other interested stakeholders to provide additional information about the new policy requirement outlined in the attached memorandum for child care operators regarding the posting of serious occurrence information in licensed child care programs.

Dates: September 20, 2011 and/or October 12, 2011

Time:   1 to 3 p.m.

 The webinars will be offered simultaneously in English and French.

 View either webinar to hear about:

  • The new policy requirement – Serious Occurrence Notification Form posting
  • Requirements for child care centres and private-home day care agencies
  • Instructions for completing the Serious Occurrence Notification Form and examples
  • Key timelines

 There will also be an opportunity to have your questions answered.

 Please go to the website up to 30 minutes in advance on either September 20, 2011 or October 12, 2011. Both webinars will go live at 1p.m.

 To view the webinar, please go to:

 September 20, 2011 webinar: and click on “Launch Webinar.”

 October 12, 2011 webinar: and click on “Launch Webinar.”

Teleconference lines will also be available for those experiencing technical difficulties:

For the English teleconference:


For the French teleconference:
Please dial: 1-877-353-9586

Passcode: 4565698

Please dial: 1-877-353-9586

Passcode: 8988403


For those who are not able to view either session, the webinars will be archived and will be available afterwards at:

September 20 webinar:

October 12 webinar:

If you have any questions about the webinar, please contact:

Michael Pimento, 416-326-4011, .