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        Thursday, July 24, 2014

The Child Care Regulations identify the maximum number of children one person can be responsible for at any one time.  The number depends on the ages of the children.

In centres, one worker can care for a maximum of three infants, five toddlers, ten pre-school age children or 15 school age children except in specific circumstances identified in the regulations. Family child care homes, whether licensed or unlicensed, may care for a maximum of eight children. Five of these children may be infants, toddlers and pre-school children of which only two may be infants and toddlers.  If three infants and toddlers are in care, all other children must be of school age.

Family Child Care Homes - Numbers and Ages of Children

All combinations listed in the table below are permitted within the eight-child limit.

 

Infant/Toddler
6 weeks - 29 months

3
2
2
2
2
1
1
1
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0

Preschool
30 months - kindergarten

0
3
2
1
0
4
3
2
1
0
5
4
3
2
1
0

School age
Grade 1 - 13 years

5
3
4
5
6
3
4
5
6
7
3
4
5
6
7
8

 



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