Information for Regulated Child Care Settings
The programs and resources listed below will help you to understand the requirements and the supports available for operating and working in a regulated child care setting.
- Directory of Licensed Child Care Facilities
The Government of Nova Scotia licenses child care facilities throughout the province. This directory lets you search for facilities by name and/or location, and shows whether a facility currently meets its licensing requirements.
- Family Home Day Care Program
Family home day care agencies provide professional support to in-home care providers.
- Commonly asked questions about Records Checks for regulated child care settings. English | Français
- Early Childhood Enhancement Grant: 2015- 2016 ANNUAL REPORT
- Essential Guide for Community Boards of Directors /
Guide essentiel pour les conseils d’administration communautaires
- Nova Scotia Early Childhood Development Report 2010-2012 / Child Well-Being Report 2011
- Food and Nutrition Support for Regulated Child Care Settings
Includes the Manual for Food and Nutrition in Regulated Child Care Settings.
- CMEC Statement on Play-Based Learning English | Français
Guidelines for Communicable Disease Prevention for Childcare Programs and Family Home Day Care Agencies (PDF)
From the Department of Health and Wellness
- Reporting and Investigating Allegations of Abuse and Neglect in Regulated Child Care Settings
It is critical that child care staff and care providers have a solid understanding of the elements related to child abuse. This document consists of a Handbook, Reporting Protocol, and Appendices.