Requirements to work in regulated family child care - Quebec


Family child care providers must complete a 45-hour training program on child development, health, safety and diet issues, and organization and leadership in a "life environment", and must have a valid first-aid certificate. Criminal reference and child care abuse registry checks must be completed  for the provider and any family members over 14 years old. Interviews must also be completed with all family members over 14 years old. The provider must also obtain two positive references from community members (not members of family); medical, physical and mental certificate.  Providers must complete six hours of professional development every year and receive an evaluation every year by the coordinating office staff. Providers are supervised by a CPE or by a family child care coordinating office.