Types of Child Care Available in BC
The different types of child care programs include:
- Licensed-not-required (maximum of 2 children who are not related to the operator by blood or marriage)
- Registered license-not-required (maximum of 2 children who are not related to the operator by blood or marriage and has met the required standards to register with the local CCRR)
- Group child care (under 36 months)
- Group child care (30 months to school age)
- Preschool (30 months to school age): Up to 4 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 8 children of various ages.
- Family child care: Care for up to 7 children in the licensee’s personal home and where the licensee personally provides the care.
- In-home multi-age care: Care for up to 8 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.
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Benefits of Registering as a License-Not-Required (RLNR) Child Care Provider
- Increased daycare subsidy rate for parents
- Parent referrals to your child care program
- Access to resource lending library
- Assistance with child care start-up
- Home visits
- Telephone consultation
- Information and resources
- Information and assistance with the Affordable Child Care Benefit
- Networking opportunities with other child care providers
- Information on child care provider liability insurance
- Newsletter via email