There are many types of child care programs such as group child care, in-home, child-minding and occasional care. Learn about the various types of child care programs.
- Group child care (under 36 months)
- Group child care (30 months to school age)
- Preschool (30 months to school age):
Up to four hours of care per day to children who are at least 30 months old on entrance to the program and 36 months old by December 31 of the year of entrance.
- Group child care (school age):
Care before or after school or during periods of school closure to children who attend school, including kindergarten.
- Multi-age child care:
Care to eight children of various ages.
- Family child care:
Care for up to seven children in the licensee’s personal home and where the licensee personally provides the care.
- In-home multi-age care:
Care for up to eight children in the licensee’s personal home and where the licensee personally provides the care.
- Occasional care:
No more than 40 hours in a month to children who are at least 18 months old.
A program that provides care to children while an immigrant parent receives services in English as a second language, settlement or labour market integration.