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MNBC: Training for family Child Care Providers

by ahnationtalk on November 23, 202261 Views



Are you currently providing care for children or interested in providing family child care in your home?

This course is for you!

Register for the next course starting January 17 to February 23, 2023!

In recent surveys, we have learned that the majority of our Métis families are accessing informal child care arrangements, through families, friends and neighbours in their homes. Métis Nation British Columbia is offering a 30-hour online course, inclusive of Métis cultural content, that would qualify Métis people to take two children into their home as a Registered Licensed Not Require child care provider.

What does it mean to be a Registered Licensed Not Required child care provider?

Registered license-not-required child care providers are unlicensed but have registered with a Child Care Resource and Referral Centre. A child care provider can look after a maximum of two children, in addition to those related to them by blood or marriage, without a Community Care Facilities License. This is referred to as license-not-required care (LNR). You can also become a registered license-not-required child care provider (RLNR). You can operate as an RLNR in BC by registering with your local CCRR.

Registered care providers also have access to support, training, resources, and group liability insurance through their local Child Care Resource and Referral.

Learn more about the different types of child care in BC

This opportunity supports Métis citizens (or those with active applications with the MNBC registry) to explore a valuable career in caring for young children. Additionally, it supports Métis families who need access to child care.

This course is designed for students interested in opening their own family child care business. This course meets the current provincial training requirements and incorporates new and up-to-date information regarding Child Care Licensing Regulations and Standards of Practice. Level 1 and Level 2, together, provide comprehensive training, ensuring quality child care and the successful management of a family child care business.

Through interactive sessions, this course covers: child development, guidance, health and safety, nutrition, as well as management of a child care business.

This curriculum meets the training requirements to qualify individuals to work in Family Child Care for children from birth to 12 years

This 30-hour online program will start January 17, 2023, delivered Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:00 – 8:30pm.

Completion of all lessons is mandatory for certification.

Included in the course:

• $20 daily stipend

• Cost covered for Child Safe First Aid

• Cost covered for Criminal Record Checks

• Graduation ceremony and celebration event

• One-on-one support during and after the course

• Registration with your local Child Care Resource and Referral (CCRR) is required to become a Registered License-Not-Required (RLNR) Family Child Care. MNBC staff will support all graduates throughout the Registered License Not Required (RLNR) application process

• MNBC will provide up to $500 following the successful completion of the RLNR process, to purchase any necessary equipment or supplies required to successfully obtain RLNR status.

For further information and to apply to this course please contact:

Registration closes: December 21, 2022


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