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Table 3 Ontario child care usage from the GSS and revised estimates based on 2015 Ontario survey of HCC agencies

From: Understanding early childhood education and care utilization in Canada: implications for demand and oversight

  GSS results Revised estimates based on 2015 Ontario survey of HCC agencies
Children Regular users (%) Within HCC category (%) Children Regular users (%) Within HCC category (%)
Use regularly 424,000 100   424,000 100  
 Center-based 218,000 51   218,000 51  
 HCC-licensed 65,000 15 32 11,000 3 5
Different forms of unlicensed care
 Care by relative 64,000 15 31 64,000 15 31
  Out of home 38,000 9 18 38,000 9 18
  In child’s home 26,000 6 13 26,000 6 13
 Care by stranger 77,000 18 37 131,000 31 64
  Out of home 42,000 10 20 96,000 23 47
 In child’s home 35,000 8 17 35,000 8 17
Licensed and unlicensed HCC 107,000 25 52 107,000 25 52
Care by relative or nanny 99,000 23 48 99,000 23 48