Care is defined as supervision that is provided to a child through a prescribed program. Categories of care include:
- Group Child Care (Under 36 Months)
- Group Child Care (30 Months to School Age)
- Preschool (30 Months to School Age)
- Group Child Care (School Age)
- Family Child Care
- Multi-Age Child Care
- In-Home Multi-Age Child Care
- Occasional Child Care
- Child Minding
Licensing Officers inspect, license and monitor over 1,000 licensed child care facilities in the Island Health region.They conduct regular routine inspections and at each inspection they leave an inspection report outlining the licensees’ compliance with the requirements of the Community Care and Assisted Living Act, Child Care Licensing Regulations and the Director of Licensing Standards of Practice. For more information about an inspection visit the Inspection and Investigation Reports website.
Individuals providing care to more than two persons, not related to them are required to be licensed, and must provide care in a licensed community care facility.
Director of Licensing Standards of Practice
Child Care News
Submitting Reportable Incidents Online
As of June 1, 2015, our electronic incident report form is live and available for use by licensed Residential Care facilities across the island to submit their reportable incidents to Licensing.
If you submit your reportable incidents to Licensing electronically, please print out a copy for your own records and a copy to send to your funding body (if applicable). When you hit submit, the electronic incident report form is sent to Licensing only. If you have submitted an electronic incident report form, you do not have to send a hard copy of the form to Licensing.
Emergency Preparedness Information
Introduction to the Disaster Plan
52 Weeks to Emergency Preparedness
All Hazard Emergency Preparedness Workbook
Staff Self Education
Self Education Test
Disaster Plan Template
Emergency Quick Reference
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