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Child Care Programs and Licensing


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The Community Care Facilities Licensing program protects and promotes the health, safety and well-being of children, youth and adults in licensed care facilities. They provide public assurance that persons in care are provided for in a healthy and safe environment. All facilities must be in compliance with various community care, residential and assisted living acts and regulations.

A community care facilities license is required for all programs and facilities providing care to three or more children who are not related to the operator by blood or marriage.

The different types of licensed child care programs include:

  • Group child care (under 36 months)
  • Group child care (30 months to school age)
  • Preschool (30 months to school age): Up to 4 hours of care per day to children who are at least 30 months old on entrance to the program and 36 months old by December 31 of the year of entrance.
  • Group child care (school age): Care before or after school or during periods of school closure to children who attend school, including kindergarten.
  • Multi-age child care: Care to 8 children of various ages.
  • Family child care: Care for up to 7 children in the licensee’s personal home and where the licensee personally provides the care.
  • In-home multi-age care: Care for up to 8 children in the licensee’s personal home and where the licensee personally provides the care.
  • Occasional care: No more than 40 hours in a month to children who are at least 18 months old.

    Search database of child care facilities or download a list by community.

    Child Care Facilities - Surrey and Langley
    Surrey, Aldergrove, Langley, Langley Township, White Rock

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    Our Licensing Officer with Fraser Health:  Kate MacBeath (LO),  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.