U of T’s Early Learning Centre operates U of T Mississauga’s licensed child care centre. The ELC, which also operates two services on the St. George campus, is intimately familiar with student, staff and faculty issues and the unique circumstances of providing child care in a university setting.
The centre at UTM is located adjacent to the Leacock Lane residence and parking lot 5. It is licensed to accommodate 26 children – 10 toddlers (ages 15 to 30 months) and 16 preschoolers (ages 30 months to 5 years). Full-time and part-time care is available, with first priority to UTM students, staff and faculty. Any remaining spaces are available to community members.
Child care rates are viewable on-line. The centre at UTM is eligible for licensed child care subsidies to assist families with limited income living in the Peel region. Potential subsidy users are encouraged to apply for a subsidy well in advance (even in the early stages of pregnancy or while waiting to adopt) by calling Peel Region Children’s Services at 905-791-1585. Potential users are encouraged to sign up as soon as possible for the UTM centre’s waiting list, although in some cases there is space ready availability -- call the centre's supervisor at 905-569-4422 for more information. Interested parents should complete an application form and submit it to the Early Learning Centre. Parents already on the St. George Early Learning Centre’s waiting list who wish to change to or add the UTM location should also complete an application form.