Types of Child Care - Alberta Human Services - Government of Alberta

Types of Child Care

Day Care Programs (Schedule 1 of the Child Care Licensing Regulation) are facility-based programs that serve infants, toddlers and pre-school-aged children. Typically, Day Cares provide care throughout the day, from the morning to early evening.

Group Family Child Care Programs (Schedule 2 of the Child Care Licensing Regulation) offer care in a private residence. There are typically between seven and 10 children with two caregivers. Children of all ages may participate in Group Family Child Care Programs.

Out-of-School-Care Programs (Schedule 4 of the Child Care Licensing Regulation) operate before and after school, during lunch hours and sometimes when school is closed. These programs provide care to school-aged children.

Pre-school Programs (Schedule 5 of the Child Care Licensing Regulation) offer child care for four or less hours per day for pre-school aged children.

Approved Family Day Homes (Family Day Home Standards) offer care in an individual’s private residence. There are typically six or less children, including the caregiver’s own children, with one caregiver. Children of all ages may participate in Approved Family Day Homes.

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Modified: 2015-12-16
PID: 14881