Why Choose Licensed Child Care?
Parents want to feel secure in knowing that their child is placed in a child care program that provides added supervision and care.
In Ontario, there are two kinds of child care:
- Licensed by the Ministry of Education
Licensed child care programs are visited regularly by a Ministry of Education Program Advisors to ensure that licensing standards are being followed. Programs must meet and maintain specific provincial standards. These standards are intended to protect the health, safety, and well-being of children.
Licensed Home Child Care and Unlicensed Home Child Care: How Many Children Are Allowed?
- Licensed home child care providers may care for a maximum of six children, this includes the provider’s own children;
- Unlicensed home child care providers may care for up to five children, this includes the provider’s own children;
- All home child care providers may care for no more than three children under the age of two.
Learn more about the differences in home child care capacity.
Learn more about the changes to home child care capacity under the Child Care and Early Years Act.
“As the Director of a newly licensed, multiple location facility I was very fortunate to come to know about LCCN, its resources and the wisdom and welcoming nature of this group. I would encourage any Childcare professional and family to learn about the work of LCCN and its tremendous impact on childcare.”
Margaret Whitley, Montessori Academy of London