- What is a child care centre?
- What training does a licensee need to have?
- What qualifications do staff need to have?
- How many staff are in a child care centre?
- For more information
A child care centre is a place where care is provided for up to 60 children on either a part-time or full-time basis. Child care centres must be licensed before they can open.
No special training is needed to hold a license. However, if the licensee will be working in the centre and have responsibility for children, the licensee needs to have the same qualifications as staff members.
Staff working with children need to hold Child Care Services Certification. The level of certification is based on an assessment of each person’s academic achievement in Early Childhood Education. The required level of certification and amount of experience vary according to the level of responsibility.
The number of staff required varies depending on the number and ages of the children in the centre. The younger the children, the more staff are required. There are provincial regulations in place that must be followed regarding adult: child ratio.
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