Helping
Children
Succeed

today and for the future.

History

The Macaulay Child Development Centre was founded in 1932 by a group of women, led by Hazel Macaulay, to provide care for pre-school children from low income families.

Below are some key dates and milestones in Macaulay’s 80-year history.

1932
Macaulay was established.

1933
Incorporated on October 25th, 1933.

1945
Admitted as a member agency of the Red Feather, now the United Way of Greater Toronto.

1970
Introduction of Supervised Home Child Care in the City of York.

1971
Established Project Positive Parenting to give parents an opportunity for mutual support and to develop their child rearing capacity. This project has now developed into a full range of Parent Education and Support Programs at Macaulay.

1979
Expanded the Home Child Care Program to the City of North York.

1982
Was awarded the Margaret Fletcher Program Award for innovation in the child care field.

1986
Initiated the Day Care Consultation Program to assist child care centres in the City of York to successfully integrate children with special needs.

1993 – 2010
Macaulay doubles in size as it develops services and programs to address the growing community need, including Ontario Early Years Centres, new child care programs, Speech and Language therapy and expanded consultation services. During this period Macaulay won the Toronto Community Foundation Vital Ideas Award for innovative More than a Haircut, the Barbershop Project.

2010
Anchoring partner at the Jane St. Hub, one of Toronto’s first multi-service community hubs.

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