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COVID-19 update

Child care operators should continue following applicable COVID guidelines and public health orders issued by the Chief Medical Officer of Health.

Updated guidance for fall 2021 is now available for Licensed Child Care Centres and Family Day Homes.

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.

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