Big Challenge Ahead to Shorten Child Care Waiting List

The most current user statistics as of December 31, 2015  for the Online Child Care Registry are now available. In total, 12,070 children are registered on the waiting list  including 673 not yet born.   Of those, 7,333 require child care within three months of December 31, 2015.

During the election campaign, the PC party said they would shorten the wait list for a child care space by focusing on home-based child care spaces.

A home child care operator can be licensed for a maximum of 8 children, including his/her own.  The average home child care operator is licensed for 6 children.     Approximately 2000 new home based child care programs will have to be licensed to accommodate the 12,000 children on the waiting list.

There are currently 30,465 child care spaces in 681 licensed child care centres and 3,096 child care spaces in 430  licensed home based child care.

Here is a link to view the full report, including registrants by region:

Family Choices Online Child Care Registry – December 31, 2016

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Posted by Jodie Kehl at 8:18 pm