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Ministry of Health

Child Care

The Child Care Licensing Regulation sets out health and safety requirements, licence application requirements, staffing qualifications, and program standards for licensed child care settings. Additionally schedules include a list of approved Early Childhood Education programs and first aid requirements. Licensed child care provides care for three or more children (unrelated to the facility operator). The types of child care programs are:

  • group child care;
    • Under 36 months
    • 30 months to school age
    • School age
  • preschool;
  • family child care;
  • multi age child care;
  • in-home multi age child care;
  • occasional child care

Standards of Practice

Safe Play Space (PDF 84K)

Family Child Care (PDF 22K)

Early Childhood Educator Registry

The ECE Registry provides information regarding the requirements for a licence to practice as an ECE, Infant/Toddler Educator, Special Needs Educator or an ECE Assistant as well as information on ECE training programs and how to apply for and renew a licence to practice. Visit the Early Childhood Educator Registry to learn more.