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.
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.
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?.
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.