Provider FAQ

What kind of experience and training is required to become a Provider with EHCCA?

Providers should have:

  • Completion of a Home Daycare based course and training
  • Knowledge of child development, Child Care and Early Years Act and How Does Learning Happen?
  • First Aid and CPR Training
  • Computer Skills
  • Good Communication Skills
How many children can a Provider care for with our agency?

A Provider can care for up to 6 children including their own children under the age of four; Two children under the age of two and the rest over two years old.

What is the difference between private care and joining with a Licenced Agency?

A Provider with Etobicoke Home Child Care Agency signs a contract agreeing to the terms of the agency’s policies and procedures, and Child Care and Early Years Act. Providers with our licenced agency have access to resources, a toy and equipment library, and monthly training and learning opportunities. Our agency will provide support and consultation to Providers with any issues and challenges that may arise. Our agency will also train Providers in providing a safe and healthy setting for child care.

How long does it take to become a provider?

It takes approximately two months to become a Provider and start home day care. There is an initial screening process that is required prior to opening a home for child care setting. There is also a list of documents that potential Providers must provide to our agency, followed with training on our agency’s policies and procedures as well as How Does Learning Happen?.

Can a provider provide home care in apartments? What floor do you go up to?

Yes, Providers can provide home child care in apartments. Etobicoke Home Child Care Agency’s policy will allow home child care settings up to the 6th floor.

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