The programming at Terry Tan is developed on a weekly basis by trained Registered Early Childhood Educators (RECE) and approved by supervisory staff to ensure that the developmental needs of every child are met. Written programming plans are posted outside each classroom outlining a variety of daily, age-appropriate activities that meet children’s social, emotional, physical and intellectual needs. Programming is done to respond to the children’s needs and interests using emergent curriculum and the Province’s Document entitled “ How Does Learning Happen“ to guide the planning.


In addition to regular programming, Terry Tan Child Centre offers services that complement a variety of children’s developmental needs. Terry Tan employs full time consultants who provide consultation services to licensed Etobicoke child care programs in collaboration with the city of Toronto. To find out more about inclusive child care at Terry Tan and for details on consultation services through the centre, click here.

Nutrition & Diet

Nutrition plays an important role in a child’s development both physically and mentally. Our cook prepares a morning snack, a lunch meal and an afternoon snack to ensure that the nutritional needs of growing children are met at both locations. The centre also has strict policies on certain foods to protect children with allergies. To view a sample meal plan and information on the centre’s food policies click here.

Fees & Subsidies

The fees at Terry Tan are set annually by its parent/community Board of Directors. Both locations have a Purchase of Service Agreement (fee subsidy) with Toronto Children’s Services. For our complete fee schedule and additional information on subsidized day care at Terry Tan, click here.

Application Process

Prior to enrolment, have a first-hand look at Terry Tan Child Centre by taking a short tour of both locations. If you’ve decided to enrol you child or children into the Terry Tan program or would like to place your child on a waiting list, click here to get more information on what to expect when applying.