Child Care Programs & Services
Here are links to licensed day cares in Fort St. John:
North Peace Child Care Resource and Referral Program: Childcare in a centre
Here are some important questions to ask a potential child care provider:
- Are you licensed?
- If you are licensed, has your program ever been under investigation by the local health authority? Is your program currently being investigated?
- If you are not licensed, are you registered with the local Child Care Resource and Referral Program?
- How many children do you care for?
- What ages are the children in your care?
- What are your hours of operation? What days are you closed?
- What are your fees?
- What child care experience and training do you have?
- What do you do with the children over a typical day/week?
- Does your program have any special features?
- What are your arrangements for when you are ill or on holiday, or in case of emergency?
- Do you encourage parent involvement? Can I visit whenever I wish?
- Who supplies diapers, blankets, meals, or snacks?
- Do you accept children who require extra support? Why/Why not?
- Are you willing to adapt your program to meet the needs of a child who requires extra support?
- Can you give me at least two references, preferably of parents who have used your child care setting.
- Does anyone in your child care setting smoke? (Note: Smoking is not permitted in licensed facilities). What is your smoking policy when children are present?
- Do you have space available? Is there a waiting list? How long is the waiting list?
For more information, visit the Child Care Resource and Referral website: www.childcarechoices.ca