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Becoming a YMCA Licensed Home Child Care Provider.

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There are many considerations to ponder before taking the step to open up your own home-based child care business.

When you are in the business of taking care of people, in this case – children – you owe it to them and yourself to make sure you are in the right business. Every child deserves the very best care – with a stable, loving home child care provider in a safe, healthy environment that is conducive to a child’s positive growth and development.

Take a moment to ask yourself and reflect upon the following questions:

  • Do you really like children?
  • Do you feel you could care for children 9 to 10 hour per day, 5 days a week or more?
  • Are your family members (partner/spouse and children) supportive of your decision to provide home-based child care?
  • Are your family members willing to make changes to accommodate the home child care (i.e.: share their toys, help with household chores, revise physical set-up of home to ensure it is safe, etc.)?
  • Do you have a safe and healthy home environment for children to play?
  • Do you have a home large enough to accommodate the need of the children in your care?
  • Do you have the kind of personality required to deal with parents, neighbours and your own family, especially when problems arise?
  • Are you prepared to respect and accept differences in a client family’s culture, lifestyle and attitudes?
  • Do you feel comfortable and confident working in an environment where you would have very little contact with others on a daily basis?
  • Are you prepared to take responsibility of being your own boss? (i.e.: recordkeeping, planning activities with the children, etc.)?

The additional questions below will help you understand if you're prepared. Once filled in, a member of our staff team will reach out to discuss further.

To service you better, all fields are mandatory and must be filled in.

Step 1: Personal Information


Step 2: Location Information


Step 3: Residence Information

Type of Residence?


Do you rent or own?


Is there any other business operated in the home during child care hours?


Step 4: Family and Visitor Information

Is your family supportive of the day care?


Is there anyone who would make frequent or extended visits to your home during child care hours?


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