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COVID-19 update

Provincewide restrictions on social gatherings do not apply to co-parenting arrangements, or service visits from family care givers, health care or child care providers. However, those visits must be limited to their intended purpose.

Licensed facility-based programs and licensed family day home agencies can operate as long as providers follow all public health orders and guidance for child care programs.

Under the Early Learning and Child Care Act, a licence is required to operate a child care program that provides care for 7 or more children. The Act and Regulation set out the minimum standards that must be met in a licensed child care program to ensure the safety, well-being and developmental needs of children are met.

This section provides the steps for starting and operating a licensed program and becoming a family day home educator. Programs and educators can also find information on grant funding, online claims, educator certification, and appealing decisions.