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Why Choose Licensed
Home Child Care
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The Canada Wide Early Learning and Child Care
Plan is here and you can benefit

You must be part of the licensed system to participate in the Canada Wide Early Learning and Child Care Plan. Ontario will create 86,000 new high quality affordable licensed child care spaces and this includes licensed home child care. Under the plan, by 2023 , families will see reduced fees by 50% for children under the age of six years, making licensed care affordable.

The plan has a strong commitment to supporting the needs of vulnerable children and children from diverse populations. The plan also has a commitment to strengthening the workforce through enhanced compensation and professional learning opportunities.

For more information reach out to a licensed agency in your area

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An exercise in collaboration

The Home Child Care Association of Ontario (HCCAO) represents more than 70 licensed Home Child Care Agencies which provide licensed, home-based early learning and child care in over 3,000 homes across Ontario. Agencies are licensed under the Ministry of Education and work in partnership with their local municipalities, who provide funding. Home Child Care Providers are independent contractors working with licensed agencies. Both full fee and subsidized spaces are available.

Licensed Home Child Care Agencies comply with regulations within the Child Care and Early Years, Act 2014. The Home Child Care licensing manual helps to support agencies to achieve and maintain compliance, improve program quality and support promising practices in early childhood education.

The HCCAO membership is committed to the well-being of children and has a strong interest in contributing to the dialogue about how child care programs for children are organized, delivered and regulated throughout the province.

The HCCAO believes:

• Licensing standards should apply to all home-based child care.
• Legislated standards should apply to all home-based child care.
• All children should have equal access to quality care.

Quality home-based care is achieved through the establishment of a minimum set of legislated standards that include: expectations regarding age-appropriate programming, developmentally appropriate supervision practices, minimum safety and health standards, regular inspections and mechanisms for enforcement, fair remuneration for Caregivers, access to professional development and training, education and social support.



    The AECEO’s goals are to build and support a strong collective voice for early childhood educators (ECEs).

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  • How Does Learning Happen? Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years

    The following PDF provides great information about learning in the Early Years.

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  • Raising the Bar in Peel

    A Commitment to Best Practices in Early Learning and Child Care by the Early Childhood Education Community in Peel.

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