Become a Registered Childcare Provider
Get started today. Request information or have our child care team member contact you on opening a Registered License Not Required or a Licensed Childcare program in the central Okanagan by filling out the CONTACT FORM. Our consultants will support you every step of the way as you start your journey of becoming a Child Care provider.
To register, operators will complete:
- Criminal record checks (for everyone over age 12 living in the home)
- Character references
- A home safety assessment
- First aid training
- Child care training courses or workshops
We are the host organization for the Kelowna Child Care Resource & Referral Program (CCRR). The CCRR program is funded by the province of British Columbia to improve the quality and accessibility of child care in our community. CCRR programs provide support, resources and referrals for care providers and families, all with a focus of supporting the healthy development of children and families.
BC Government website – Start a Registered Child Care Program or Daycare
Begin a career in Child Care
High-quality child care is extremely important in the lives of children and families. It helps children to develop skills they will need for the rest of their lives; it supports families in their child-rearing role by providing a warm and nurturing environment for their children as well as knowledgeable and empathetic adults who are their willing partners in this enterprise, and it plays an important role in the community’s ability to support the business of living their lives.
The first step in becoming a child care provider is determining what type of care you would like to provide.
Types of Care Providers
There are many different types of child care providers and different ways to care for children. An early Childhood Educator and Responsible Adult are two of the more popular ways to become a care provider.
Early Childhood Educator
To be qualified to work as a certified Early Childhood Educator (ECE) in B.C., you are required to complete a basic early childhood education training program from an approved training institution.
- Become an ECE – Government of BC
- Early Childhood Educators of BC (ECEBC) – Your professional Association
- Student Bursaries help you with the cost of your education
- Maintain Your Certification Renew your certificate or update contact or name information
Early Childhood Educator Assistant
- Begin your journey towards Early Childhood Education certification at College of the Rockies
- ECE Assistant online through University of British Columbia
- approved training institutions
- Learn about the certificate types and requirements, and how to become certified or renew your certificate.
An adult over 19 years of age who has experience working with children, has completed at least 20 hours of training & can provide care and mature guidance to children.
- What is a Responsible Adult Fact sheet (PDF)
- School Age Child Care Association of BC – support and networking for school age child care providers
- Kelowna and Area Self Paced Responsible Adult Training
Sign up for information on the Responsible Adult Course