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Your Child Care Options

What are my child care options?

Type of Care

License-Not-Required (LNR) Family Child Care

Registered License-Not-Required (RLNR) Family Child Care

Maximum Number of
Children in Care

2 children or a sibling group, other than the care provider's own children (birth up to and including age 12)

2 children or a sibling group, other that the care provider's own children. Registered with the Child Care Resource & Referral Program (birth up to and including age 12)

Licensed Family Child Care (LFCC)

7 children including the care provider's own children under the age of 12. No more than: 3 children younger than 48 months old and , of those 3, no more than one child younger than 12 months old or 4 children younger than 48 months old and, of those 4, no more than 2 children younger than 24 months old.

Licensed Group Child Care

Not more than 12 in a group (children under 3 years of age)

Licensed Group Child Care

Not more than 25 in a group (children 30 months to school age)

School Age Child Care

Preschool

Multi-Age Child Care

In-Home Multi-Age Child Care

Not more than 24 to 30 children in a group (kindergaten up to and including age 12)

Not more that 20 children in a group (30 months to school age) care for not more than 4 hours per day

Provision of care to children of various ages in a group setting child care setting

Provision of care in licensed family setting to children of various ages to a maximum of 8 children

In Child's Own Home

Care in the child's own home. Children in the family



These child care options are available in British Columbia . For more information contact the Child Care Resource and Referral Program in your area.

Family and Group child care are licensed through the Community Care Facilities Branch, Ministry of Health. For Family Resources click on this link.



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