Responsibilities of Child Care Centre Boards
Child Care Centre Boards must ensure that all individuals who work 65 hours or more per month at the child care centre have applied to the Ministry of Education for ECE Certification.
Child Care Centre Boards must also make sure that:
- 20% of all early childhood educators hold an ECE Level III;
- 30% of all early childhood educators hold an ECE Level II; and
- the remainder of child care educators employed 65 hours or more per month hold an ECE Level I.
Individuals who work less than 65 hours per month are not required to have ECE certification. However, all child care centre employees should be encouraged to complete coursework to achieve ECE certification.
Responsibilities of Family Child Care Home Providers
Within the first three years of becoming licensed, Family Child Care Home Providers who operate a Family Child Care Home are required to complete an introductory three-credit unit course in:
Within the first three years of becoming licensed, Group Family Child Care Home Providers must complete nine credit units (three courses) that are related to early childhood, including one from each of the three areas:
- an ECE orientation from a recognized post-secondary institution.