Who oversees daycares in Ontario?

the Ontario Ministry of Education
Early childhood education and child care falls under provincial jurisdiction (there is currently no federal role in education or child care) and is the responsibility of the Ontario Ministry of Education.

What is the name of the act that regulates child care in Ontario in 2020?

CCEYA review
The 2020 CCEYA review The CCEYA came into force five years ago, on August 31, 2015. Under the act, the Minister of Education is required to review the legislation within five years of its coming into force.

When can a supervisor be counted in ratios?

Program supervisors are now permitted to be included in the staff to child ratio in times of need (when opening or when an early childhood educator is sick).

What is the difference between regulated and unregulated child care?

No provincial/territorial regulations or conditions cover child care provided in the child’s own home. Unregulated family child caregivers do not need a license, aren’t inspected or monitored, and are not required to meet specified regulations for training, physical space or other features.

What is the duty to report?

Even if you believe someone else is reporting the situation, you still have a duty to report. The Duty to Report overrides professional confidentiality codes when there is reason to believe that a child may be abused or neglected.

What rights do children have in Ontario?

You have the right to be safe, heard and cared for It also tells service providers and foster parents that they must help you feel safe, heard and cared for. While you receive services, service providers and foster parents may make decisions that affect your life.

What are the regulation for space per child?

9(1) A licence holder for a day care centre must provide outdoor play space that is adjacent to or within easy and safe walking distance of the day care centre and accommodates at least 50% of the licensed capacity at a level of not less than 2 square metres for each child under 19 months of age and not less than 4.5 …

What should a parent handbook include?

What to Include in Your Child Care Parent Handbook

  • Introduction and welcome.
  • Child care and teaching philosophies.
  • Operating information.
  • Enrollment, wait list, and withdrawing policies.
  • Sign-in and pick-up procedures.
  • Sample daily schedule.
  • Supplies and snacks rundown.
  • Sick days and schedule interruptions.

What are the 4 safeguarding duties of the Childcare Act?

Improve outcomes for under 5s and reduce inequalities; • Secure sufficient childcare to meet needs; and • Provide access to information and advice for parents.

What legislation governs licensed child care in Ontario?

The Day Nurseries Act (DNA) is the legislation that governs licensed child care in Ontario. The DNA sets out requirements to protect the health, safety and well-being of children in care. The Ministry of Children and Youth Services inspects licensed child care programs at least once a year.

What is the child care and early years Act 2014?

In Ontario, child care providers must follow the rules set out in the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014 ( CCEYA) and its regulations. The act helps ensure the health and safety of children and child care providers in child care settings.

Where can I find information about licensed child care centres in Ontario?

• Ontario’s licensed child care website, www.ontario.ca /licensedchildcare, provides information about licensed child care centres and private-home day care agencies, including their most recent inspection findings.

What are the rules for home-based child care in Ontario?

There are two types of home-based child care in Ontario: A home child care provider that is overseen by a licensed agency can care for up to six children under the age of 13. All home-based child care providers must: People working or living in home child care settings that are overseen by a licensed agency must get vulnerable sector checks.