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Alberta Regulation 140/2008
Municipal Government Act
PLANNING EXEMPTION AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: August 1, 2008
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 399/2008) 
on August 1, 2008 pursuant to section 618 of the Municipal Government Act. 
1   The Planning Exemption Regulation (AR 223/2000) is 
amended by this Regulation.

2   The following is added after section 4.6:
Application re development
4.7   Part 17 of the Act and the regulations do not apply to a 
development of lands and buildings for the purpose of a kindergarten 
to grade 9 school to be operated by Edmonton School District No. 7 
or its successor, where the lands and buildings are within the area 
described as follows:
Plan 0425287 
Block 74 
Lot 107MR (Municipal Reserve) 
Excepting thereout all mines and minerals 
Area:   2.22 hectares (5.49 acres) more or less
Plan 0729776 
Block 99 
Lot 1MR (Municipal Reserve) 
Excepting thereout all mines and minerals 
Area:   0.466 hectares (1.15 acres) more or less


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Alberta Regulation 141/2008
Marketing of Agricultural Products Act
ALBERTA MILK AUTHORIZATION AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: August 1, 2008
For information only:   Made by the Alberta Agricultural Products Marketing Council 
on June 27, 2008 pursuant to sections 26 and 27 of the Marketing of Agricultural 
Products Act and approved by the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development on 
July 28, 2008 pursuant to sections 26 and 27 of the Marketing of Agricultural 
Products Act.
1   The Alberta Milk Authorization Regulation (AR 152/2002) 
is amended by this Regulation.

2   Section 5 is amended by striking out "February 28, 2009" 
and substituting "February 28, 2014".


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Alberta Regulation 142/2008
Marketing of Agricultural Products Act
ALBERTA MILK NEGOTIATION AND ARBITRATION  
AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: August 1, 2008
For information only:   Made by the Alberta Agricultural Products Marketing Council 
on June 27, 2008 pursuant to section 33 of the Marketing of Agricultural Products Act 
and approved by the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development on July 28, 2008 
pursuant to section 33 of the Marketing of Agricultural Products Act. 
1   The Alberta Milk Negotiation and Arbitration Regulation 
(AR 153/2002) is amended by this Regulation.

2   Section 29 is amended by striking out "February 28, 2009" 
and substituting "February 28, 2014".


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Alberta Regulation 143/2008
Child Care Licensing Act
CHILD CARE LICENSING REGULATION
Filed: August 6, 2008
For information only:   Made by the Minister of Children and Youth Services 
(M.O. 2008-24) on July 9, 2008 pursuant to section 27 of the Child Care Licensing 
Act. 
Table of Contents
	1	Definitions
Part 1 
Application Process
	2	Information to accompany application for licence
	3	Information to accompany renewal application
	4	Fees
	5	Conditions precedent to issuing licence
	6	Notice of changes
Part 2 
Child Care Programs
	7	Categories of child care programs
	8	Day care program
	9	Group family child care program
	10	Innovative child care program
	11	Out of school care program
	12	Pre-school program
Part 3 
Child Care Certification
	13	Levels of child care certification
	14	Application for certification
	15	Child development supervisor
	16	Child development worker
	17	Child development assistant
	18	Cancellation of certification
Part 4 
Administrative Matters
	19	Forms
	20	Repeal
	21	Expiry
	22	Coming into force 
 
Schedules
Definitions
1(1)  In this Regulation,
	(a)	"Act" means the Child Care Licensing Act;
	(b)	"day care program" means a child care program provided to 
infants, pre-school children and kindergarten children for 4 
or more consecutive hours in each day the program is 
provided;
	(c)	"group family child care program" means a child care 
program provided in the private residence of the licence 
holder to infants, pre-school children, kindergarten children 
and school-aged children; 
	(d)	"infant" means a child under 19 months of age;
	(e)	"innovative child care program" means a child care program 
approved by the director that is designed to meet the unique 
child care needs of the community in which the program is 
provided;
	(f)	"kindergarten child" means a child who is 4.5 years of age or 
older and is attending an early childhood services program as 
defined in the School Act;
	(g)	"licensed capacity" means the maximum number of children 
who, pursuant to a licence issued under the Act, may receive 
child care in a child care program;
	(h)	"out of school care program" means a child care program 
provided to kindergarten children and school-aged children 
in any or all of the following periods:
	(i)	before and after school;
	(ii)	during the lunch hour;
	(iii)	when schools are closed;
	(i)	"parent" means, in relation to a child, the child's parent or 
guardian;
	(j)	"pre-school child" means a child who is
	(i)	19 months of age or older, and
	(ii)	not a student as defined in the School Act;
	(k)	"pre-school program" means a child care program provided 
to pre-school children and kindergarten children for less than 
4 hours per child in each day the program is  provided;
	(l)	"primary staff member" means a staff member of a child care 
program whose primary duty is child care and who is actively 
engaged in the supervision of children;
	(m)	"private vocational school" means a location or premises in 
which the holder of a licence issued under the Private 
Vocational Training Act is authorized to provide vocational 
training;
	(n)	"program premises" means the premises, as indicated on a 
licence issued under the Act, where a child care program 
authorized by the licence is provided;
	(o)	"program supervisor" means a staff member of a child care 
program whose duty is to provide, at the program premises, 
supervision of the daily provision of the child care program;
	(p)	"public college" means a public college as defined in the 
Post-secondary Learning Act;
	(q)	"school-aged child" means a child who is a student as 
defined in the School Act, but does not include a kindergarten 
child;
	(r)	"transitional licence holder" means a licence holder who held 
a licence under the Social Care Facilities Licensing Act that
	(i)	was in respect of a day care facility, and
	(ii)	was in existence immediately before the coming into 
force of the Act.
(2)  In the Schedules to this Regulation, "this Regulation" means this 
section and sections 2 to 22 preceding Schedule 1.
Part 1 
Application Process
Information to accompany application for licence
2   An application under section 4(1) of the Act for a licence must be 
accompanied with the following:
	(a)	a program plan that describes the applicant's proposed child 
care program, including
	(i)	the child care philosophy on which the child care 
program is to be based,
	(ii)	how the child care program will meet the developmental 
needs of children,
	(iii)	utilization of the premises where the child care program 
is to be provided, including utilization of outdoor play 
space,
	(iv)	utilization of community resources,
	(v)	emergency procedures,
	(vi)	the nature and scope of parental involvement in the 
child care program, and
	(vii)	a process for ongoing evaluation and improvement of 
the child care program;
	(b)	a staffing plan, including
	(i)	a list of staff positions and responsibilities,
	(ii)	an orientation process for staff with respect to the 
policies and procedures of the proposed child care 
program,
	(iii)	a description of how the applicant will screen staff and 
volunteers, and
	(iv)	in the case of an application for a licence to provide a 
group family child care program, a description of the 
applicant's back-up staffing plan;
	(c)	the administrative policies and procedures relating to the 
proposed child care program;
	(d)	the results of a criminal record check, including a vulnerable 
sector search, dated not earlier than 6 months prior to the date 
of the application, with respect to the following:
	(i)	if the applicant is an individual, the applicant;
	(ii)	if the application is in respect of a group family child 
care program, all adults residing in the applicant's 
private residence;
	(e)	if the applicant is a corporation, evidence of the applicant's 
corporate status;
	(f)	any other information the director considers necessary to 
enable the director to assess the capability of the applicant to 
provide the proposed child care program or the suitability of 
any person associated with the proposed program to provide 
child care.
Information to accompany renewal application
3   An application under section 4(3) of the Act for the renewal of a 
licence must be accompanied with the following:
	(a)	if there has been a change in any of the information referred 
to in section 2(a), (b), (c) or (e) since that information was 
last provided by the applicant, a description of the changes;
	(b)	if a criminal record check referred to in section 2(d) was 
carried out more than 3 years prior to the date of the renewal 
application, the results of a new criminal record check, 
including a vulnerable sector search, with respect to the 
relevant persons listed in section 2(d);
	(c)	any other information the director considers necessary to 
enable the director to assess the capability of the applicant to 
continue to provide the child care program or the suitability 
of any person associated with the program to provide child 
care.
Fees
4(1)  The fee payable with an application under section 4(3) of the Act 
is
	(a)	$200 for an initial licence, or
	(b)	$100 for a renewal of a licence.
(2)  A fee referred to in subsection (1) is non-refundable.
Conditions precedent to issuing licence
5   Before issuing or renewing a licence, the director may
	(a)	examine or cause to be examined the premises in which the 
applicant proposes to provide the child care program,
	(b)	require the applicant to make changes to the program plan, 
staffing plan or administrative policies and procedures 
provided under section 2,
	(c)	require the applicant to provide evidence that the premises in 
which the applicant proposes to provide the child care 
program are in compliance with applicable zoning, health 
and safety legislation,
	(d)	require the applicant to provide evidence of general liability 
insurance coverage for staff and children, and
	(e)	require the applicant to attend an information session, 
provided by the director, with respect to the provision of a 
child care program.
Notice of changes
6(1)  A licence holder
	(a)	must comply with the program plan referred to in section 2, 
and
	(b)	must not make changes to the program plan without the prior 
approval of the director.
(2)  In the case of a licence to provide a group family child care 
program, a licence holder must notify the director forthwith of any 
change in the adult residents of the private residence of the licence 
holder.
(3)  Where the director has been notified of a change under subsection 
(2), the director may require the licence holder to provide the director 
with the results of a criminal record check, including a vulnerable 
sector search, dated not more than 6 months previously, with respect to 
any new adult resident.
Part 2 
Child Care Programs
Categories of child care programs
7   For the purposes of section 6(1)(b) of the Act and this Regulation, 
the following categories of child care programs are established:
	(a)	day care program;
	(b)	group family child care program;
	(c)	innovative child care program;
	(d)	out of school care program;
	(e)	pre-school program.
Day care program
8   A day care program must be operated in accordance with the 
requirements of Schedule 1.
Group family child care program
9   A group family child care program must be operated in accordance 
with the requirements of Schedule 2.
Innovative child care program
10   An innovative child care program must be operated in accordance 
with the requirements of Schedule 3.
Out of school care program
11   An out of school care program must be operated in accordance 
with the requirements of Schedule 4.
Pre-school program
12   A pre-school program must be operated in accordance with the 
requirements of Schedule 5.
Part 3 
Child Care Certification
Levels of child care certification
13   For the purposes of this Regulation, the following levels of child 
care certification are established:
	(a)	child development supervisor;
	(b)	child development worker;
	(c)	child development assistant.
Application for certification
14(1)  An individual may apply to the director to be certified at a level 
of child care certification set out in section 13.
(2)  An application under subsection (1) must be in a form satisfactory 
to the director and must be accompanied with evidence of the 
qualifications referred to in section 15, 16 or 17, as the case may be.
Child development supervisor
15(1)  The director may certify an applicant as a child development 
supervisor if the applicant
	(a)	has obtained, from a public college or private vocational 
school, a diploma acceptable to the director in the field of 
child development, or
	(b)	has completed course work that the director considers to be 
equivalent to the course work required for a diploma referred 
to in clause (a).
(2)  An individual who immediately before the coming into force of 
this Regulation held a level 3 qualification certificate issued under the 
Child Care Regulation (AR 180/2000) is deemed to be certified under 
this section as a child development supervisor.
Child development worker
16(1)  The director may certify an applicant as a child development 
worker if the applicant
	(a)	has obtained, from a public college or private vocational 
school, a certificate acceptable to the director in the field of 
child development, or
	(b)	has competencies, completed course work or a combination 
of both that the director considers to be equivalent to the 
course work required for a certificate referred to in clause (a).
(2)  An individual who immediately before the coming into force of 
this Regulation held a level 2 qualification certificate issued under the 
Child Care Regulation (AR 180/2000) is deemed to be certified under 
this section as a child development worker.
Child development assistant
17(1)  The director may certify an applicant as a child development 
assistant if the applicant
	(a)	has completed a course in child care that is approved by the 
director, or
	(b)	has competencies that the director considers equivalent to a 
course in child care approved by the director.
(2)  An individual who immediately before the coming into force of 
this Regulation held a level 1 qualification certificate issued under the 
Child Care Regulation (AR 180/2000) is deemed to be certified under 
this section as a child development assistant.
Cancellation of certification
18(1)  The director may cancel a certification under section 15, 16 or 
17 if the director is satisfied that the certification was issued based on 
false or inaccurate information.
(2)  The director must provide written notice to an individual whose 
certification is cancelled.
Part 4 
Administrative Matters
Forms
19(1)  The form for an application for a licence or a renewal of a 
licence under section 4 of the Act is set out in Schedule 6.
(2)  The form for a notice of appeal referred to in section 21(3) of the 
Act is set out in Schedule 7.
Repeal
20   The Child Care Regulation (AR 180/2000) is repealed.
Expiry
21   For the purpose of ensuring that this Regulation is reviewed for 
ongoing relevancy and necessity, with the option that it may be 
repassed in its present or an amended form following a review, this 
Regulation expires on October 31, 2016.
Coming into force
22   This Regulation comes into force on the coming into force of the 
Child Care Licensing Act.
Schedule 1 
 
Day Care Program
Definitions
1   In this Schedule,
	(a)	"licence holder" means a person who holds a licence in 
respect of a day care program;
	(b)	"program" means a day care program in respect of which a 
licence has been issued under section 5 of the Act.
Part 1 
Program Requirements
Day care program
2(1)  A licence holder must provide a program that is in keeping with 
the physical, social, intellectual, creative and emotional needs of 
children in the program.
(2)  A licence holder must not provide overnight child care to children 
in the program.
(3)  Where the licence holder provides transportation for a child 
between the child's home and the program premises, the periods of 
transportation must not, for the purposes of the Act, this Regulation or 
this Schedule, be considered as part of the program.
Child discipline
3(1)  A licence holder must ensure that
	(a)	child discipline methods utilized in the program are 
communicated to
	(i)	parents,
	(ii)	staff, and
	(iii)	children, where developmentally appropriate,
		and
	(b)	any child disciplinary action taken is reasonable in the 
circumstances.
(2)  A licence holder must not, with respect to a child in the program,
	(a)	inflict or cause to be inflicted any form of physical 
punishment, verbal or physical degradation or emotional 
deprivation,
	(b)	deny or threaten to deny any basic necessity, or
	(c)	use or permit the use of any form of physical restraint, 
confinement or isolation.
Off-site activity and emergency evacuation
4(1)  A licence holder may take a child to an activity off the program 
premises only where
	(a)	the child's parent has been advised of the activity, including 
the transportation and supervision arrangements with respect 
to the activity, and
	(b)	the child's parent has consented in writing to the child's 
participation in the activity.
(2)  A licence holder must ensure that in the case of an activity off the 
program premises or an emergency evacuation a staff member takes 
the portable record referred to in section 24 of this Schedule in respect 
of each child to be taken off the program premises.
Emergency and safety contacts and procedures
5(1)  A licence holder must ensure that the following telephone 
numbers are posted on the program premises and are readily 
accessible:
	(a)	emergency medical service;
	(b)	ambulance service;
	(c)	fire department;
	(d)	police service;
	(e)	poison control centre;
	(f)	nearest hospital or emergency medical facility;
	(g)	child abuse hotline.
(2)  A licence holder must ensure that the telephone number for an 
after-hours emergency program contact is posted in a place that is 
visible from the outside of the program premises.
(3)  A licence holder must ensure that emergency evacuation 
procedures are made known to all staff, and to children where 
developmentally appropriate.
Accident or illness
6   In the case of an accident or serious illness involving a child, the 
licence holder must forthwith ensure that
	(a)	the child's parent is notified, and
	(b)	the child receives medical attention if necessary.
Incident reporting
7(1)  In this section, "incident" means
	(a)	a serious illness of or injury to a child that occurs while the 
child is attending a program, and
	(b)	any other incident that occurs while a child is attending a 
program that may seriously affect the health or safety of the 
child.
(2)  A licence holder must report each incident to the director forthwith 
in the manner required by the director.
Communicable disease
8   Where a staff member knows or has reason to believe that a child 
may be suffering from a disease listed in Schedule 1 to the 
Communicable Diseases Regulation (AR 238/85), the licence holder 
must ensure that the child's parent removes the child from the program 
premises forthwith.
Supervised care for sick children
9   A licence holder must ensure that a sick child is
	(a)	kept as far away as is practicable from the other children, and
	(b)	directly supervised by a primary staff member.
Medication
10(1)  A licence holder may administer or allow the administration of 
medication to a child only where
	(a)	the written consent of the child's parent has been obtained,
	(b)	the medication is in the original labelled container, and
	(c)	the medication is administered according to the labelled 
directions.
(2)  Where medication is administered to a child, the licence holder 
must ensure that the following information is recorded:
	(a)	the name of the medication;
	(b)	the time of administration;
	(c)	the amount administered;
	(d)	the initials of the person who administered the medication.
(3)  A licence holder must ensure that
	(a)	subject to clause (b), all medication is stored in a locked 
container that is inaccessible to children, and
	(b)	medication that may be needed in an emergency is stored in a 
place that is inaccessible to children.
Health care
11   A licence holder may provide or allow for the provision of health 
care to a child only if
	(a)	the written consent of the child's parent has been obtained, or
	(b)	the health care provided is in the nature of first aid.
Smoking
12(1)  A licence holder must ensure that no person smokes on the 
program premises.
(2)  No staff member shall smoke at any time or place where child care 
is being provided.
Nutrition
13   A licence holder must
	(a)	provide or require parents to provide meals and snacks for 
children in the program,
	(b)	where the licence holder provides meals and snacks, ensure 
that the meals and snacks are provided to children
	(i)	at appropriate times and in sufficient quantities in 
accordance with the needs of each child, and
	(ii)	in accordance with a food guide recognized by Health 
Canada,
		and
	(c)	ensure that infant nutrition provided by parents is clearly 
labelled with the infant's name.
Menus
14   A licence holder must ensure that menus for meals and snacks 
provided by the licence holder are posted in a prominent place on the 
program premises.
Manner of feeding
15   A licence holder must ensure that
	(a)	the manner in which children are fed is appropriate to their 
age and level of development,
	(b)	children are seated while eating and drinking, and
	(c)	no beverages are provided to children while they are napping.
Part 2 
Physical Space Requirements
Layout of program premises
16   A licence holder must, with respect to the program premises, 
ensure that
	(a)	washrooms and washroom fixtures are conveniently located 
and easily accessible to children,
	(b)	areas used for child care have a layout that is conducive to 
effective supervision of children, and
	(c)	adequate space is designated for administrative and staff 
needs.
Diapering
17   A licence holder must
	(a)	provide
	(i)	a change table, or
	(ii)	individual changing pads for each child requiring 
diapering,
	(b)	ensure that children are diapered in an area that allows for 
appropriate supervision of the other children, and
	(c)	ensure that proper hand washing procedures are followed 
when diapering children.
Net floor area
18(1)  A licence holder must provide a minimum net floor area of 3 
square metres per child.
(2)  The net floor area must be calculated
	(a)	on the basis of licensed capacity, and
	(b)	by measuring the primary play space.
(3)  Despite subsection (1), where the licence holder is a transitional 
licence holder and the licence was in force on November 30, 1990, the 
licence holder may include unencumbered hallway space and half the 
washrooms in the calculation of net floor area.
Outdoor play space
19(1)  A licence holder must provide outdoor play space that is 
adjacent to or within easy and safe walking distance from the program 
premises and accommodates at least 50% of the licensed capacity at a 
level of not less than 2 square metres for each child under 19 months 
of age and not less than 4.5 square metres for each child who is 19 
months of age or over.
(2)  The licence holder must ensure that
	(a)	the outdoor play space referred to in subsection (1) is 
securely enclosed on all sides, and
	(b)	all entrances to and exits from the outdoor play space that do 
not lead into the interior of the program premises are kept 
closed at all times while children are using the outdoor play 
space.
(3)  Despite subsection (2), the director may exempt a transitional 
licence holder from any requirement of subsection (2) in respect of 
program premises that are located on public property if the director is 
satisfied that
	(a)	outdoor play space that meets the requirements of subsection 
(2) is not reasonably available, and
	(b)	the children will be adequately supervised and protected in 
the outdoor play space provided by the licence holder.
(4)  A licence holder must ensure that the number of children utilizing 
the outdoor play space at any given time does not exceed the number 
that can be accommodated in accordance with subsection (1).
Indoor furnishings and equipment
20   A licence holder must ensure that
	(a)	indoor furnishings, play equipment and play materials are
	(i)	safe and maintained in good repair,
	(ii)	developmentally appropriate for children, and
	(iii)	of sufficient quantity and variety for children,
	(b)	books, toys and play equipment that support literacy 
development are available to children, and
	(c)	each child under 12 months of age is provided with a 
separate crib or alternative infant bed approved by the 
director.
Outdoor equipment
21   A licence holder must ensure that outdoor play equipment and 
play materials are
	(a)	safe and maintained in good repair,
	(b)	developmentally appropriate for children, and
	(c)	of sufficient quantity and variety for children.
Part 3 
Records Requirements
Children's records
22(1)  A licence holder must, in respect of each child, maintain on the 
program premises an up-to-date record containing the following 
information:
	(a)	the child's name, date of birth and home address;
	(b)	a completed enrolment form;
	(c)	the parent's name, home address and telephone number;
	(d)	the name, address and telephone number of a person who can 
be contacted in case of an emergency;
	(e)	if medication is administered,
	(i)	the written consent of the parent required under section 
10(1) of this Schedule, and
	(ii)	the information required under section 10(2) of this 
Schedule;
	(f)	the particulars of any health care provided to the child, 
including the written consent of the child's parent required 
under section 11 of this Schedule;
	(g)	any other relevant health information about the child 
provided by the child's parent, including the child's 
immunizations and allergies, if any.
(2)  A licence holder must ensure that a record referred to in subsection 
(1) is available for inspection
	(a)	by the director at all times, and
	(b)	by the child's parent at reasonable times.
Administrative records
23(1)  A licence holder must maintain on the program premises 
up-to-date administrative records containing the following 
information:
	(a)	particulars of the daily attendance of each child, including 
arrival and departure times;
	(b)	particulars of the daily attendance of each primary staff 
member, including
	(i)	arrival and departure times, and
	(ii)	hours spent providing child care;
	(c)	with respect to the program supervisor and each primary staff 
member,
	(i)	evidence of the supervisor's or member's child care 
certification, and
	(ii)	a current first aid certificate, where applicable;
	(d)	with respect to each staff member and each volunteer 
referred to in section 25(1)(a) of this Schedule, verification 
that a current criminal record check required under that 
section has been provided to the licence holder.
(2)  A licence holder must ensure that
	(a)	the records referred to in subsection (1) are available for 
inspection by the director at all times,
	(b)	the information referred to in subsection (1)(a) is available 
for inspection by the child's parent at reasonable times, and
	(c)	the information referred to in subsection (1)(a) and (b) is 
retained for a minimum period of 2 years.
Portable record
24   A licence holder must maintain a portable record of emergency 
information, including the following:
	(a)	in respect of each child, the information referred to in section 
22(1)(a), (c), (d) and (g) of this Schedule;
	(b)	the telephone numbers of the local emergency response 
service and poison control centre.
Part 4 
Staffing Requirements
Core requirements
25(1)  A licence holder must ensure that
	(a)	each staff member and each volunteer who has unsupervised 
access to children
	(i)	is an adult, and
	(ii)	provides to the licence holder a criminal record check, 
including a vulnerable sector search, dated not earlier 
than 6 months prior to the date of commencement with 
the program and every 3 years after that date,
		and
	(b)	a minimum of one in every 2 of the primary staff members 
has first aid certification acceptable to the director.
(2)  A new staff member
	(a)	must provide the criminal record check referred to in 
subsection (1)(a)(ii) within 8 weeks of commencement with 
the program, and
	(b)	must not have unsupervised access to children until the 
criminal record check has been provided.
(3)  A licence holder must ensure that at least one staff member with 
first aid certification acceptable to the director is on duty at all times.
Program supervisor
26(1)  A licence holder must ensure that a program supervisor who is 
certified as a child development supervisor is on the staff of the 
program at all times.
(2)  When the program supervisor is not on the program premises, the 
program supervisor must
	(a)	designate a staff member to assume the responsibilities of the 
program supervisor during the program supervisor's absence, 
and
	(b)	in the case of an extended absence, obtain the director's 
approval with respect to the designation of a staff member 
under clause (a) if that staff member is not certified as a child 
development supervisor.
Ratios and maximum group size
27(1)  A licence holder must ensure that, at all times, the following 
requirements are met with respect to
	(a)	the minimum primary staff member to children ratio, and 
	(b)	the maximum number of children who may be included in a 
group:
Age of Children
Primary Staff 
Member to 
Children Ratio
Maximum 
Number of 
Children in a 
Group
Infants less than 12 
months
 
1:3
 
6
Infants 12 months to 
less than 19 months
 
1:4
 
8
19 months to less 
than 3 years
 
1:6
 
12
3 years to less than 
4.5 years
 
1:8
 
16
4.5 years and older
1:10
20
(2)  Despite subsection (1), a licence holder must ensure that, at all 
times while children are sleeping, the following requirements are met 
with respect to the minimum primary staff member to children ratio:
Age of Children
Primary Staff Member 
to Children Ratio
Infants less than 12 months
1:6
Infants 12 months to less than 19 
months
 
1:8
19 months to less than 3 years
1:12
3 years to less than 4.5 years
1:16
4.5 years and older
1:20
(3)  Despite subsection (1), where a group of children includes children 
from 2 or more of the age groups specified in the table in subsection 
(1),
	(a)	the minimum primary staff member to children ratio is the 
ratio, as prescribed in subsection (1), for the age group that 
constitutes the majority of children in the combined group, 
and
	(b)	the maximum number of children who may be included in 
the group is as follows:
Age of Children in the 
Combined Age Group
Maximum 
Number of 
Children in the 
Combined Age 
Group
Youngest 
Child in the 
Group
Oldest Child 
in the Group

Infants
19 months to 
less than 3 years 

10
Infants
3 years to less 
than 4.5 years  

12
Infants
4.5 years or 
older 

14
19 months to 
less than 3 years 
3 years to less 
than 4.5 years 

14
19 months to 
less than 3 years  

4.5 years or 
older
16
3 years to less 
than 4.5 years
4.5 years or 
older
18
(4)  Subject to subsection (5), a licence holder must not allow children 
under 12 months of age to be included in a combined age group 
referred to in subsection (3) between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 
p.m.
(5)  The director may specify times, other than those referred to in 
subsection (4), during which a licence holder must not allow children 
under 12 months of age to be included in a combined age group 
referred to in subsection (3).
(6)  For the purposes of subsections (1) and (2), a program supervisor 
may be included in the primary staff member to children ratio if the 
licensed capacity of the program requires less than 7 full-time primary 
staff members.
Minimum staffing and general supervision 
28(1)  Despite section 27 of this Schedule, a licence holder must 
ensure that
	(a)	where 7 or more children are present at a program, whether 
on or off the program premises, a minimum of 2 adult staff 
members, one of whom is a primary staff member, are on 
duty, and
	(b)	children are, at all times, under supervision that is adequate 
to ensure their safety, well-being and development.
(2)  Where children are being transported between the program 
premises and school, the director may exempt the licence holder from 
the requirements of section 27 of this Schedule and subsection (1)(a) of 
this section with respect to children being transported.
Primary staff members
29(1)  A licence holder must ensure that all primary staff members 
hold a child care certification under Part 3 of this Regulation.
(2)  Despite subsection (1), in the case of a primary staff member who 
is hired as a child development assistant, the primary staff member
	(a)	must obtain a child care certification as a child development 
assistant within 6 months of commencement with the 
program, and
	(b)	must not have unsupervised access to children until the 
primary staff member has obtained a child care certification 
as a child development assistant.
Staff qualifications
30(1)  A licence holder must ensure that, with respect to the primary 
staff member to children ratios specified in section 27 of this Schedule,
	(a)	at all times between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., at least one in 
every 4 of the primary staff members is certified at minimum 
as a child development worker and the other primary staff 
members are certified at minimum as child development 
assistants, and
	(b)	at all other times of the day, every primary staff member is 
certified at minimum as a child development assistant.
(2)  Despite subsection (1), on and after September 1, 2012, a licence 
holder must ensure that, with respect to the primary staff member to 
children ratios specified in section 27 of this Schedule, one in every 3 
of the primary staff members is certified at minimum as a child 
development worker.
Exemptions
31(1)  The director may exempt a licence holder from a qualification 
requirement in section 26(1) or 30 of this Schedule if the director is 
satisfied that an exemption is appropriate in the circumstances.
(2)  An exemption issued under subsection (1) must
	(a)	be in writing,
	(b)	be for a specified period of time, and
	(c)	be accompanied with a plan, provided by the licence holder 
and approved by the director, addressing how the licence 
holder will meet the qualification requirement in respect of 
which the exemption is granted.
(3)  A licence holder must ensure that an exemption issued under 
subsection (1) and the plan referred to in subsection (2)(c) are posted 
in a prominent place on the program premises.
Schedule 2 
 
Group Family Child Care Program
Definitions
1   In this Schedule,
	(a)	"licence holder" means a person who holds a licence in 
respect of a group family child care program;
	(b)	"program" means a group family child care program in 
respect of which a licence has been issued under section 5 of 
the Act.
Part 1 
Program Requirements
Group family child care program
2(1)  A licence holder must provide a program that is in keeping with 
the physical, social, intellectual, creative and emotional needs of 
children in the program.
(2)  A licence holder must not provide child care for more than 10 
children, including the licence holder's own children.
(3)  Of the 10 children referred to in subsection (2),
	(a)	not more than 3 may be under 3 years of age, and
	(b)	not more than 2 may be infants.
(4)  A licence holder must not provide overnight child care to children 
in the program.
Child discipline
3(1)  A licence holder must ensure that
	(a)	child discipline methods utilized in the program are 
communicated to
	(i)	parents,
	(ii)	other care providers, and
	(iii)	children, where developmentally appropriate,
		and
	(b)	any child disciplinary action taken is reasonable in the 
circumstances.
(2)  A licence holder must not, with respect to a child in the program,
	(a)	inflict or cause to be inflicted any form of physical 
punishment, verbal or physical degradation or emotional 
deprivation,
	(b)	deny or threaten to deny any basic necessity, or
	(c)	use or permit the use of any form of physical restraint, 
confinement or isolation.
Off-site activity and emergency evacuation
4(1)  A licence holder may take a child to an activity off the program 
premises only where
	(a)	the child's parent has been advised of the activity, including 
the transportation and supervision arrangements with respect 
to the activity, and
	(b)	the child's parent has consented in writing to the child's 
participation in the activity.
(2)  A licence holder must ensure that in the case of an activity off the 
program premises or an emergency evacuation the licence holder or 
other care provider takes the portable record referred to in section 22 
of this Schedule in respect of each child to be taken off the program 
premises.
Emergency and safety contacts and procedures
5(1)  A licence holder must ensure that the following telephone 
numbers are readily accessible:
	(a)	emergency medical service;
	(b)	ambulance service;
	(c)	fire department;
	(d)	police service;
	(e)	poison control centre;
	(f)	nearest hospital or emergency medical facility;
	(g)	child abuse hotline.
(2)  A licence holder must ensure that emergency evacuation 
procedures are made known to all care providers, and to children 
where developmentally appropriate.
Accident or illness
6   In the case of an accident or serious illness involving a child, the 
licence holder must forthwith ensure that
	(a)	the child's parent is notified, and
	(b)	the child receives medical attention if necessary.
Incident reporting
7(1)  In this section, "incident" means
	(a)	a serious illness of or injury to a child that occurs while the 
child is attending a program, and
	(b)	any other incident that occurs while a child is attending a 
program that may seriously affect the health or safety of the 
child.
(2)  A licence holder must report each incident to the director forthwith 
in the manner required by the director.
Communicable disease
8   Where the licence holder or other care provider knows or has 
reason to believe that a child may be suffering from a disease listed in 
Schedule 1 to the Communicable Diseases Regulation (AR 238/85), 
the licence holder must ensure that the child's parent removes the child 
from the program premises forthwith.
Supervised care for sick children
9   A licence holder must ensure that a sick child is kept as far away as 
is practicable from the other children.
Medication
10(1)  A licence holder may administer or allow the administration of 
medication to a child only where
	(a)	the written consent of the child's parent has been obtained,
	(b)	the medication is in the original labelled container, and
	(c)	the medication is administered according to the labelled 
directions.
(2)  Where medication is administered to a child, the licence holder 
must ensure that the following information is recorded:
	(a)	the name of the medication;
	(b)	the time of administration;
	(c)	the amount administered;
	(d)	the initials of the person who administered the medication.
(3)  A licence holder must ensure that medication is stored in a place 
that is inaccessible to children.
Health care
11   A licence holder may provide or allow for the provision of health 
care to a child only if
	(a)	the written consent of the child's parent has been obtained, or
	(b)	the health care provided is in the nature of first aid.
Smoking
12(1)  A licence holder must ensure that no person smokes on the 
program premises while the child care program is being provided.
(2)  Neither the licence holder nor any other care provider shall smoke 
at any time or place where child care is being provided.
Nutrition
13   A licence holder must
	(a)	provide or require parents to provide meals and snacks for 
children in the program,
	(b)	where the licence holder provides meals and snacks, ensure 
that the meals and snacks are provided to children
	(i)	at appropriate times and in sufficient quantities in 
accordance with the needs of each child, and
	(ii)	in accordance with a food guide recognized by Health 
Canada,
		and
	(c)	ensure that infant nutrition provided by parents is clearly 
labelled with the infant's name.
Menus
14   A licence holder must ensure that menus for meals and snacks 
provided by the licence holder are available to parents.
Manner of feeding
15   A licence holder must ensure that
	(a)	the manner in which children are fed is appropriate to their 
age and level of development,
	(b)	children are seated while eating and drinking, and
	(c)	no beverages are provided to children while they are napping.
Part 2 
Physical Space Requirements
Diapering
16   A licence holder must
	(a)	provide
	(i)	a change table, or
	(ii)	individual changing pads for each child requiring 
diapering,
	(b)	ensure that children are diapered in a location that allows for 
appropriate supervision of the other children, and
	(c)	ensure that proper hand washing procedures are followed 
when diapering children.
Indoor play space
17   A licence holder must provide adequate indoor play space for 
children.
Outdoor play space
18(1)  A licence holder must provide outdoor play space that is within 
easy and safe walking distance from the program premises.
(2)  Where a licence holder utilizes outdoor play space that is part of 
the program premises, the licence holder must ensure that the outdoor 
play space is securely enclosed.
Indoor and outdoor furnishings and equipment
19   A licence holder must ensure that
	(a)	indoor and outdoor furnishings, play equipment and play 
materials are
	(i)	safe and maintained in good repair,
	(ii)	developmentally appropriate for children, and
	(iii)	of sufficient quantity and variety for children,
		and
	(b)	each child under 12 months of age is provided with a 
separate crib or alternative infant bed approved by the 
director.
Part 3 
Records Requirements
Children's records
20(1)  A licence holder must, in respect of each child, maintain on the 
program premises an up-to-date record containing the following 
information:
	(a)	the child's name, date of birth and home address;
	(b)	a completed enrolment form;
	(c)	the parent's name, home address and telephone number;
	(d)	the name, address and telephone number of a person who can 
be contacted in case of an emergency;
	(e)	if medication is administered,
	(i)	the written consent of the parent required under section 
10(1) of this Schedule, and
	(ii)	the information required under section 10(2) of this 
Schedule;
	(f)	the particulars of any health care provided to the child, 
including the written consent of the child's parent required 
under section 11 of this Schedule;
	(g)	any other relevant health information about the child 
provided by the child's parent, including the child's 
immunizations and allergies, if any.
(2)  A licence holder must ensure that a record referred to in subsection 
(1) is available for inspection
	(a)	by the director at all times, and
	(b)	by the child's parent at reasonable times.
Administrative records
21(1)  A licence holder must maintain on the program premises 
up-to-date administrative records containing the following 
information:
	(a)	particulars of the daily attendance of each child, including 
arrival and departure times;
	(b)	the licence holder's current first aid certificate;
	(c)	evidence of the child care certification of the licence holder 
and any other care provider;
	(d)	with respect to each care provider who is an adult, other than 
the licence holder, verification that a current criminal record 
check required under section 23(1)(b) of this Schedule has 
been provided to the licence holder.
(2)  A licence holder must ensure that
	(a)	the records referred to in subsection (1) are available for 
inspection by the director at all times, and
	(b)	the information referred to in subsection (1)(a) is
	(i)	available for inspection by the child's parent at 
reasonable times, and
	(ii)	retained for a minimum period of 2 years.
Portable record
22   A licence holder must maintain a portable record of emergency 
information that includes the following:
	(a)	in respect of each child, the information referred to in section 
20(1)(a), (c), (d) and (g) of this Schedule;
	(b)	the telephone numbers of the local emergency response 
service and poison control centre.
Part 4 
Staffing Requirements
Core requirements
23(1)  A licence holder must ensure that
	(a)	each additional care provider is 16 years of age or older,
	(b)	each care provider who is an adult provides to the licence 
holder a criminal record check, including a vulnerable sector 
search, dated not earlier than 6 months prior to the date of 
commencement with the program and every 3 years after that 
date, and
	(c)	the licence holder has obtained first aid certification 
acceptable to the director.
(2)  Where the licence holder is not on duty, the licence holder must 
ensure that at least one care provider with first aid certification 
acceptable to the director is on duty.
(3)  A care provider who is under 18 years of age must not have 
unsupervised access to children.
(4)  A new care provider who is an adult
	(a)	must provide the criminal record check referred to in 
subsection (1)(b) within 8 weeks of commencement with the 
program, and
	(b)	must not have unsupervised access to children until the 
criminal record check has been provided.
Minimum staffing and general supervision
24   A licence holder must ensure that
	(a)	where 7 or more children are present at a program, whether 
on or off the program premises, 2 care providers are on duty, 
and
	(b)	children are, at all times, under supervision that is adequate 
to ensure the safety, well-being and development of children.
Staff qualifications
25(1)  A licence holder must
	(a)	be certified at minimum as a child development assistant, and
	(b)	ensure that each additional child care provider is certified at 
minimum as a child development assistant.
(2)  Despite subsection (1)(b), an additional child care provider
	(a)	must obtain a child care certification as a child development 
assistant within 6 months of commencement with the 
program, and
	(b)	must not have unsupervised access to children until the child 
care provider has obtained a child care certification as a child 
development assistant.
(3)  Despite subsection (1), on and after September 1, 2012, the licence 
holder or an additional care provider must be certified at minimum as a 
child development worker.
Schedule 3 
 
Innovative Child Care Program
Definitions
1   In this Schedule,
	(a)	"licence holder" means a person who holds a licence in 
respect of an innovative child care program;
	(b)	"program" means an innovative child care program in respect 
of which a licence has been issued under section 5 of the Act.
Innovative child care program
2   A licence holder must provide a program that is in keeping with the 
physical, social, intellectual, creative and emotional needs of children 
in the program.
Program standards
3   A licence holder must
	(a)	comply with the program standards set by the director for 
that program, and
	(b)	post the program standards in a prominent place on the 
program premises.
Schedule 4 
 
Out of School Care Program
Definitions
1   In this Schedule,
	(a)	"licence holder" means a person who holds a licence in 
respect of an out of school care program;
	(b)	"program" means an out of school care program in respect of 
which a licence has been issued under section 5 of the Act.
Part 1 
Program Requirements
Out of school care program
2(1)  A licence holder must provide a program that is in keeping with 
the physical, social, intellectual, creative and emotional needs of 
children in the program.
(2)  Where the licence holder provides transportation for a child 
between the child's home and the program premises, the periods of 
transportation must not, for the purposes of the Act, this Regulation or 
this Schedule, be considered as part of the program.
Child discipline
3(1)  A licence holder must ensure that
	(a)	child discipline methods utilized in the program are 
communicated to parents, staff and children, and
	(b)	any child disciplinary action taken is reasonable in the 
circumstances.
(2)  A licence holder must not, with respect to a child in the program,
	(a)	inflict or cause to be inflicted any form of physical 
punishment, verbal or physical degradation or emotional 
deprivation,
	(b)	deny or threaten to deny any basic necessity, or
	(c)	use or permit the use of any form of physical restraint, 
confinement or isolation.
Off-site activity and emergency evacuation
4(1)  A licence holder may take a child to an activity off the program 
premises only where
	(a)	the child's parent has been advised of the activity, including 
the transportation and supervision arrangements with respect 
to the activity, and
	(b)	the child's parent has consented in writing to the child's 
participation in the activity.
(2)  A licence holder must ensure that in the case of an activity off the 
program premises or an emergency evacuation a staff member takes 
the portable record referred to in section 21 of this Schedule in respect 
of each child to be taken off the program premises.
Emergency and safety contacts and procedures
5(1)  A licence holder must ensure that the following telephone 
numbers are posted on the program premises and are readily 
accessible:
	(a)	emergency medical service;
	(b)	ambulance service;
	(c)	fire department;
	(d)	police service;
	(e)	poison control centre;
	(f)	nearest hospital or emergency medical facility;
	(g)	child abuse hotline.
(2)  A licence holder must ensure that the telephone number for an 
after-hours emergency program contact is posted in a place that is 
visible from the outside of the program premises.
(3)  A licence holder must ensure that emergency evacuation 
procedures are made known to all staff and children.
Accident or illness
6   In the case of an accident or serious illness involving a child, the 
licence holder must forthwith ensure that
	(a)	the child's parent is notified, and
	(b)	the child receives medical attention if necessary.
Incident reporting
7(1)  In this section, "incident" means
	(a)	a serious illness of or injury to a child that occurs while the 
child is attending a program, and
	(b)	any other incident that occurs while a child is attending a 
program that may seriously affect the health or safety of the 
child.
(2)  A licence holder must report each incident to the director forthwith 
in the manner required by the director.
Communicable disease
8   Where a staff member knows or has reason to believe that a child 
may be suffering from a disease listed in Schedule 1 to the 
Communicable Diseases Regulation (AR 238/85), the licence holder 
must ensure that the child's parent removes the child from the program 
premises forthwith.
Supervised care for sick children
9   A licence holder must ensure that a sick child is kept as far away as 
is practicable from the other children.
Medication
10(1)  A licence holder may administer or allow the administration of 
medication to a child only where
	(a)	the written consent of the child's parent has been obtained,
	(b)	the medication is in the original labelled container, and
	(c)	the medication is administered according to the labelled 
directions.
(2)  Where medication is administered to a child, the licence holder 
must ensure that the following information is recorded:
	(a)	the name of the medication;
	(b)	the time of administration;
	(c)	the amount administered;
	(d)	the initials of the person who administered the medication.
(3)  A licence holder must ensure that all medication, except 
medication that may be needed in an emergency, is stored in a locked 
container that is inaccessible to children.
Health care
11   A licence holder may provide or allow for the provision of health 
care to a child only if
	(a)	the written consent of the child's parent has been obtained, or
	(b)	the health care provided is in the nature of first aid.
Smoking
12(1)  A licence holder must ensure that no person smokes on the 
program premises.
(2)  No staff member shall smoke at any time or place where child care 
is being provided.
Nutrition
13   A licence holder must
	(a)	provide or require parents to provide snacks for children in 
the program, and
	(b)	where the licence holder provides snacks, ensure that the 
snacks are provided to children
	(i)	at appropriate times and in sufficient quantities in 
accordance with the needs of each child, and
	(ii)	in accordance with a food guide recognized by Health 
Canada.
Menus
14   A licence holder must ensure that menus for snacks provided by 
the licence holder are available to parents.
Part 2 
Physical Space Requirements
Layout of program premises
15   A licence holder must, with respect to the program premises, 
ensure that
	(a)	washrooms are easily accessible to children, and
	(b)	adequate space is designated for administrative and staff 
needs.
Net floor area
16(1)  A licence holder must provide a minimum net floor area of 2.5 
square metres per child.
(2)  The net floor area must be calculated
	(a)	on the basis of licensed capacity, and
	(b)	by measuring
	(i)	the primary play space, and
	(ii)	any other useable play space if the licence holder 
demonstrates to the satisfaction of the director that the 
licence holder has access to that play space.
Outdoor play space
17   A licence holder must provide outdoor play space that is within 
easy and safe walking distance from the program premises.
Indoor and outdoor furnishings and equipment
18   A licence holder must ensure that indoor and outdoor furnishings, 
play equipment and play materials are
	(a)	safe and maintained in good repair,
	(b)	developmentally appropriate for children, and
	(c)	of sufficient quantity and variety for children.
Part 3 
Records Requirements
Children's records 
19(1)  A licence holder must, in respect of each child, maintain on the 
program premises an up-to-date record containing the following 
information:
	(a)	the child's name, date of birth and home address;
	(b)	a completed enrolment form;
	(c)	the parent's name, home address and telephone number;
	(d)	the name, address and telephone number of a person who can 
be contacted in case of an emergency;
	(e)	if medication is administered,
	(i)	the written consent of the parent required under section 
10(1) of this Schedule, and
	(ii)	the information required under section 10(2) of this 
Schedule;
	(f)	the particulars of any health care provided to the child, 
including the written consent of the child's parent required 
under section 11 of this Schedule;
	(g)	any other relevant health information about the child 
provided by the child's parent, including the child's 
immunizations and allergies, if any.
(2)  A licence holder must ensure that a record referred to in subsection 
(1) is available for inspection
	(a)	by the director at all times, and
	(b)	by the child's parent at reasonable times.
Administrative records
20(1)  A licence holder must maintain on the program premises 
up-to-date administrative records containing the following 
information:
	(a)	particulars of the daily attendance of each child, including 
arrival and departure times;
	(b)	particulars of the daily attendance of each primary staff 
member, including
	(i)	arrival and departure times, and
	(ii)	hours spent providing child care;
	(c)	with respect to each primary staff member,
	(i)	evidence of the member's child care certification, and
	(ii)	a current first aid certificate, where applicable;
	(d)	with respect to each staff member and each volunteer 
referred to in section 22(1)(a) of this Schedule, verification 
that a current criminal record check required under that 
section has been provided to the licence holder.
(2)  A licence holder must ensure that
	(a)	the records referred to in subsection (1) are available for 
inspection by the director at all times,
	(b)	the information referred to in subsection (1)(a) is available 
for inspection by the child's parent at reasonable times, and
	(c)	the information referred to in subsection (1)(a) and (b) is 
retained for a minimum period of 2 years. 
Portable record
21   A licence holder must maintain a portable record of emergency 
information that includes the following:
	(a)	in respect of each child, the information referred to in section 
19(1)(a), (c), (d) and (g) of this Schedule;
	(b)	the telephone numbers of the local emergency response 
service and poison control centre.
Part 4 
Staffing Requirements
Core requirements
22(1)  A licence holder must ensure that
	(a)	each staff member and each volunteer who has unsupervised 
access to children
	(i)	is an adult, and
	(ii)	provides to the licence holder a criminal record check, 
including a vulnerable sector search, dated not earlier 
than 6 months prior to the date of commencement with 
the program and every 3 years after that date,
		and
	(b)	a minimum of one in every 2 of the primary staff members 
has first aid certification acceptable to the director.
(2)  A new staff member
	(a)	must provide the criminal record check referred to in 
subsection (1)(a)(ii) within 8 weeks of commencement with 
the program, and
	(b)	must not have unsupervised access to children until the 
criminal record check has been provided.
(3)  A licence holder must ensure that at least one staff member with 
first aid certification acceptable to the director is on duty at all times.
Program supervisor
23(1)  A licence holder must ensure that a program supervisor is on 
the staff of the program at all times.
(2)  When the program supervisor is not on the program premises, the 
program supervisor must designate a staff member to assume the 
responsibilities of the program supervisor during the program 
supervisor's absence.
Ratios and maximum group size
24(1)  A licence holder must ensure that, at all times, the following 
requirements are met with respect to
	(a)	the minimum primary staff member to children ratio, and 
	(b)	the maximum number of children who may be included in a 
group:
School Grade
Primary Staff 
Member to 
Children Ratio
Maximum 
Number of 
Children in a 
Group
Kindergarten children
1:10
20
Children attending 
grades 1 and higher
 
1:15
 
30
(2)  For the purpose of subsection (1), a program supervisor may be 
included in the primary staff member to children ratio.
(3)  Despite subsection (1), where a group of children includes children 
from the 2 school grade groups specified in the table in subsection (1),
	(a)	the maximum group size is 25, and
	(b)	the minimum primary staff member to children ratio is the 
ratio, as prescribed in subsection (1), for the school grade 
group that constitutes the majority of children in the 
combined group.
Minimum staffing and general supervision 
25(1)  Despite section 24 of this Schedule, a licence holder must 
ensure that
	(a)	where 7 or more children are present at a program, whether 
on or off the program premises, a minimum of 2 adults, one 
of whom is a primary staff member, are on duty, and
	(b)	children are, at all times, under supervision that is adequate 
to ensure their safety, well-being and development.
(2)  Where children are being transported between the program 
premises and school, the director may exempt the licence holder from 
the requirements of section 24 of this Schedule and subsection (1)(a) of 
this section with respect to children being transported.
Primary staff members
26(1)  A licence holder must ensure that all primary staff members 
hold a child care certification under Part 3 of this Regulation.
(2)  Despite subsection (1), in the case of a primary staff member who 
is hired as a child development assistant, the primary staff member
	(a)	must obtain a child care certification as a child development 
assistant within 6 months of commencement with the 
program, and
	(b)	must not have unsupervised access to children until the 
primary staff member has obtained a child care certification 
as a child development assistant.
Staff qualifications
27(1)  A licence holder must ensure that, with respect to the primary 
staff member to children ratios specified in section 24 of this Schedule, 
each primary staff member is certified at minimum as a child 
development assistant.
(2)  Despite subsection (1), on and after September 1, 2012, a licence 
holder must ensure that, with respect to the primary staff member to 
children ratios specified in section 24 of this Schedule, one in every 4 
of the primary staff members is certified at minimum as a child 
development worker.
Exemptions
28(1)  The director may exempt a licence holder from a qualification 
requirement in section 27 of this Schedule if the director is satisfied 
that an exemption is appropriate in the circumstances.
(2)  An exemption issued under subsection (1) must
	(a)	be in writing,
	(b)	be for a specified period of time, and
	(c)	be accompanied with a plan, provided by the licence holder 
and approved by the director, addressing how the licence 
holder will meet the qualification requirement in respect of 
which the exemption is granted.
(3)  A licence holder must ensure that an exemption issued under 
subsection (1) and the plan referred to in subsection (2)(c) are posted 
in a prominent place on the program premises.
Schedule 5 
 
Pre-school Program
Definitions
1   In this Schedule,
	(a)	"licence holder" means a person who holds a licence in 
respect of a pre-school program;
	(b)	"program" means a pre-school program in respect of which a 
licence has been issued under section 5 of the Act.
Part 1 
Program Requirements
Pre-school program
2(1)  A licence holder must provide a program that is in keeping with 
the physical, social, intellectual, creative and emotional needs of 
children in the program.
(2)  A licence holder must not provide overnight child care to children 
in the program.
(3)  Where the licence holder provides transportation for a child 
between the child's home and the program premises, the periods of 
transportation must not, for the purposes of the Act, this Regulation or 
this Schedule, be considered as part of the program.
Child discipline
3(1)  A licence holder must ensure that
	(a)	child discipline methods utilized in the program are 
communicated to
	(i)	parents,
	(ii)	staff, and
	(iii)	children, where developmentally appropriate,
		and
	(b)	any child disciplinary action taken is reasonable in the 
circumstances.
(2)  A licence holder must not, with respect to a child in the program,
	(a)	inflict or cause to be inflicted any form of physical 
punishment, verbal or physical degradation or emotional 
deprivation,
	(b)	deny or threaten to deny any basic necessity, or
	(c)	use or permit the use of any form of physical restraint, 
confinement or isolation.
Off-site activity and emergency evacuation
4(1)  A licence holder may take a child to an activity off the program 
premises only where
	(a)	the child's parent has been advised of the activity, including 
the transportation and supervision arrangements with respect 
to the activity, and
	(b)	the child's parent has consented in writing to the child's 
participation in the activity.
(2)  A licence holder must ensure that in the case of an activity off the 
program premises or an emergency evacuation a staff member takes 
the portable record referred to in section 19 of this Schedule in respect 
of each child to be taken off the program premises.
Emergency and safety contacts and procedures
5(1)  A licence holder must ensure that the following telephone 
numbers are readily accessible:
	(a)	emergency medical service;
	(b)	ambulance service;
	(c)	fire department;
	(d)	police service;
	(e)	poison control centre;
	(f)	nearest hospital or emergency medical facility;
	(g)	child abuse hotline.
(2)  A licence holder must ensure that emergency evacuation 
procedures are made known to all staff, and to children where 
developmentally appropriate.
Accident or illness
6   In the case of an accident or serious illness involving a child, the 
licence holder must forthwith ensure that
	(a)	the child's parent is notified, and
	(b)	the child receives medical attention if necessary.
Incident reporting
7(1)  In this section, "incident" means
	(a)	a serious illness of or injury to a child that occurs while the 
child is attending a program, and
	(b)	any other incident that occurs while a child is attending a 
program that may seriously affect the health or safety of the 
child.
(2)  A licence holder must report each incident to the director forthwith 
in the manner required by the director.
Communicable disease
8   Where a staff member knows or has reason to believe that a child 
may be suffering from a disease listed in Schedule 1 to the 
Communicable Diseases Regulation (AR 238/85), the licence holder 
must ensure that the child's parent removes the child from the program 
premises forthwith.
Supervised care for sick children
9   A licence holder must ensure that a sick child is
	(a)	kept as far away as is practicable from the other children, and
	(b)	directly supervised by a primary staff member.
Medication
10(1)  A licence holder may administer or allow the administration of 
medication to a child only where
	(a)	the written consent of the child's parent has been obtained,
	(b)	the medication is in the original labelled container, and
	(c)	the medication is administered according to the labelled 
directions.
(2)  Where medication is administered to a child, the licence holder 
must ensure that the following information is recorded:
	(a)	the name of the medication;
	(b)	the time of administration;
	(c)	the amount administered;
	(d)	the initials of the person who administered the medication.
(3)  A licence holder must ensure that
	(a)	subject to clause (b), all medication is stored in a locked 
container that is inaccessible to children, and
	(b)	medication that may be needed in an emergency is stored in a 
place that is inaccessible to children.
Health care
11   A licence holder may provide or allow for the provision of health 
care to a child only if
	(a)	the written consent of the child's parent has been obtained, or
	(b)	the health care provided is in the nature of first aid.
Smoking
12(1)  A licence holder must ensure that no person smokes on the 
program premises.
(2)  No staff member shall smoke at any time or place where child care 
is being provided.
Nutrition
13   A licence holder must ensure that snacks are provided to children 
at appropriate times in accordance with the needs of each child.
Part 2 
Physical Space Requirements
Layout of program premises
14   A licence holder must, with respect to the program premises, 
ensure that areas used for child care have a layout that is conducive to 
effective supervision of children.
Net floor area
15(1)  A licence holder must provide a minimum net floor area of 2.5 
square metres per child.
(2)  The net floor area must be calculated
	(a)	on the basis of licensed capacity, and
	(b)	by measuring the primary play space.
Furnishings and equipment
16   A licence holder must ensure that
	(a)	furnishings, play equipment and play materials are 
	(i)	safe and maintained in good repair,
	(ii)	developmentally appropriate for children, and
	(iii)	of sufficient quantity and variety for children,
		and
	(b)	books, toys and play equipment that support literacy 
development are available to children.
Part 3 
Records Requirements
Children's records 
17(1)  A licence holder must, in respect of each child, maintain on the 
program premises an up-to-date record containing the following 
information:
	(a)	the child's name, date of birth and home address;
	(b)	a completed enrolment form;
	(c)	the parent's name, home address and telephone number;
	(d)	the name, address and telephone number of a person who can 
be contacted in case of an emergency;
	(e)	if medication is administered,
	(i)	the written consent of the parent required under section 
10(1) of this Schedule, and
	(ii)	the information required under section 10(2) of this 
Schedule;
	(f)	the particulars of any health care provided to the child, 
including the written consent of the child's parent required 
under section 11 of this Schedule;
	(g)	any other relevant health information about the child 
provided by the child's parent, including the child's 
immunizations and allergies, if any.
(2)  A licence holder must ensure that a record referred to in subsection 
(1) is available for inspection
	(a)	by the director at all times, and
	(b)	by the child's parent at reasonable times.
Administrative records
18(1)  A licence holder must maintain on the program premises 
up-to-date administrative records containing the following 
information:
	(a)	particulars of the daily attendance of each child, including 
arrival and departure times;
	(b)	with respect to
	(i)	each staff member
	(A)	evidence of the child care certification of the staff 
member, and
	(B)	a current first aid certificate, where applicable,
			and
	(ii)	each staff member and each volunteer other than a 
parent volunteer referred to in section 20(1)(a) of this 
Schedule, verification that a current criminal record 
check required under that section has been provided to 
the licence holder.
(2)  A licence holder must ensure that 
	(a)	the records referred to in subsection (1) are available for 
inspection by the director at all times,
	(b)	the information referred to in subsection (1)(a) is available 
for inspection by the child's parent at reasonable times, and
	(c)	the information referred to in subsection (1)(a) is retained for 
a minimum period of 2 years.
Portable record
19   A licence holder must maintain a portable record of emergency 
information that includes the following:
	(a)	in respect of each child, the information referred to in section 
17(1)(a), (c), (d) and (g) of this Schedule;
	(b)	the telephone numbers of the local emergency response 
service and poison control centre.
Part 4 
Staffing Requirements
Core requirements
20(1)  A licence holder must ensure that
	(a)	each staff member and each volunteer who has unsupervised 
access to children, other than a parent volunteer,
	(i)	is an adult, and
	(ii)	provides to the licence holder a criminal record check, 
including a vulnerable sector search, dated not earlier 
than 6 months prior to the date of commencement with 
the program and every 3 years after that date,
		and
	(b)	a minimum of one in every 2 of the staff members has first 
aid certification acceptable to the director.
(2)  A new staff member
	(a)	must provide the criminal record check referred to in 
subsection (1)(a)(ii) within 8 weeks of commencement with 
the program, and
	(b)	must not have unsupervised access to children until the 
criminal record check has been provided.
(3)  A licence holder must ensure that at least one staff member with 
first aid certification acceptable to the director is on duty at all times.
Ratios
21(1)  A licence holder must ensure that, at all times, the following 
requirements are met with respect to the minimum staff member to 
children ratio:
Age of Children
Staff Member 
to Children Ratio
19 months to less than 3 years
1:6
3 years and older
1:12
(2)  For the purposes of subsection (1), parent volunteers may be 
considered as staff members.
Minimum staffing and general supervision
22(1)  Despite section 21 of this Schedule, a licence holder must 
ensure that
	(a)	where 7 or more children are present at a program, whether 
on or off the program premises, a minimum of 2 staff 
members, one of whom is an adult, are on duty, and
	(b)	children are, at all times, under supervision that is adequate 
to ensure their safety, well-being and development.
(2)  For the purposes of subsection (1), a parent volunteer is considered 
to be a staff member.
Staff qualifications
23(1)  A licence holder must ensure that all staff members are certified 
at minimum as child development assistants.
(2)  Despite subsection (1), on and after September 1, 2012, a licence 
holder must ensure that one in every 4 of the staff members is certified 
at minimum as a child development worker.
(3)  Despite subsection (1), in the case of a staff member who is hired 
as a child development assistant, the staff member
	(a)	must obtain a child care certification as a child development 
assistant within 6 months of commencement with the 
program, and
	(b)	must not have unsupervised access to children until the staff 
member has obtained a child care certification as a child 
development assistant.
Exemptions
24(1)  The director may exempt a licence holder from a qualification 
requirement in section 23 of this Schedule if the director is satisfied 
that an exemption is appropriate in the circumstances.
(2)  An exemption issued under subsection (1) must
	(a)	be in writing,
	(b)	be for a specified period of time, and
	(c)	be accompanied with a plan, provided by the licence holder 
and approved by the director, addressing how the licence 
holder will meet the qualification requirement in respect of 
which the exemption is granted.
(3)  A licence holder must ensure that an exemption issued under 
subsection (1) and the plan referred to in subsection (2)(c) are posted 
in a prominent place on the program premises.
Schedule 6 
 
Application for a Child Care Licence
1.  This is an application
	(a)	by	?  an individual 
	?  a corporation 
	(b)	for	?  an initial licence 
	?  a renewal of a licence 
           Expiry date of current licence:                           
2.  In the past 2 years, has the applicant
	(a)	applied for an initial licence or renewal of a licence that has 
been refused	?  Yes	?  No  
	(b)	had its licence suspended and reinstatement of the licence 
refused	?  Yes	?  No  
	(c)	held a licence that was cancelled	?  Yes	?  No  
	3.  (a)	Applicant information
		Name of applicant: 	 
Address: 	 
Telephone number: 	 
E-mail address: 	 
Name of contact person if the applicant is a corporation: 
	 
Telephone number: 	 
E-mail address: 	 
Licence numbers of any licences currently held: 	
	(b)	Program information
		Name of program or proposed program: 	 
Address of program premises or proposed program 
premises: 	 
Mailing address if different from above: 	 
Telephone number: 	
4.  Complete this section only in the case of an application for an initial 
licence.
	(a)	Indicate the child care program to be provided, the age 
groups of children to whom child care is proposed to be 
provided and the proposed number of children in each group:
		?   Day Care Program 
       ______ Infants less than 12 months 
       ______ Infants 12 months to less than 19 months 
       ______ 19 months to less than 3 years 
       ______ 3 years to less than 4.5 years 
       ______ Kindergarten children
		?   Group Family Child Care Program 
       ______ Infants 
       ______ 19 months to less than 3 years 
       ______ 3 years to less than 4.5 years 
       ______ Kindergarten children 
       ______ Children attending grades 1-6
		?   Out of School Care Program 
       ______ Kindergarten children 
       ______ Children attending grades 1-6
		?   Pre-school Program 
       ______ 19 months to less than 3 years 
       ______ 3 years to less than 4.5 years 
       ______ Kindergarten children
		?   Innovative Child Care Program
	(b)	The following are attached:
	?	a criminal record check, including a vulnerable sector 
search, dated within the past 6 months for the following:
	?	the applicant
	?	each adult residing on the proposed group family 
child care premises, if applicable
	?	licence application fee of $200 payable to the 
Minister of Finance and Enterprise
	?	program plan
	?	staffing plan
	?	administrative policies and procedures relating to the 
proposed child care program
	?	evidence of the applicant's corporate status if the 
licence holder is a corporation
	?	evidence that the proposed program premises are in 
compliance with applicable zoning, health and safety 
legislation
	?	any other information required by the director
_______________________	__________ 
    (signature of applicant)	(date)      
5.  Complete this section only in the case of an application for a 
renewal of a licence.
	(a)	Current licensed capacity: 	
	(b)	If requesting a change in licensed capacity, indicate the 
numbers of children by age group:
Age group       	Current            Proposed   
	number            number    
	of children      of children
Infants less than 12 months                       _________       	 
Infants 12 months to less than 19 months _________       	 
19 months to less than 3 years                 _________       	 
3 years to less than 4.5 years                    _________       	 
Kindergarten children                               _________       	 
Children attending grades 1-6                   _________       	
	(c)	The following are attached:
	?	if a criminal record check required by this Regulation 
was completed 3 years ago or earlier, an updated 
criminal record check, including a vulnerable sector 
search, for the following:
	?	the applicant
	?	each adult residing on the group family child care 
premises, if applicable
	?	application fee of $100 payable to the Minister of 
Finance and Enterprise
	?	any other information required by the director
	(d)	If any changes have been made to the following, attach 
current copies:
	?	program plan
	?	staffing plan
	?	program's administrative policies and procedures
	?	if the licence holder is a corporation, evidence of the 
applicant's corporate status
	?	proof of general liability insurance
	?	evidence that the program premises are in compliance 
with applicable zoning, health and safety legislation
_______________________	__________ 
    (signature of applicant)	(date)      
Schedule 7 
 
Notice of Appeal to an Appeal Panel
1.  Name of person appealing: 	 
     Address: 	 
     Telephone number: 	
2.  I am
	?	a licence holder
	(a)	program name: 	
	(b)	licence number: 	
	?	a person who applied for a licence or a renewal of a licence
3.  I am appealing the director's decision to
	Section of Child Care 
	Licensing Act
	 ?  issue a licence subject to conditions	5(1)(a) 
	 ?  renew a licence subject to conditions	5(1)(a) 
	 ?  refuse to issue a licence	5(1)(b) 
	 ?  refuse to renew a licence	5(1)(b) 
	 ?  refuse to vary a provision of a licence	6(2)     
	 ?  vary a provision of a licence	12       
	 ?  impose conditions on a licence	13       
	 ?  issue an order	14       
	 ?  suspend a licence and issue a probationary licence	15(1)   
	 ?  refuse to reinstate a suspended licence	15(5)   
	 ?  cancel a licence	16      
4.  I received the attached decision of the director on  (dd/mm/yy) .
(Attach a copy of the decision being appealed.)
___________________________	__________ 
    (signature of person appealing)	(date)      



Alberta Regulation 144/2008
Marketing of Agricultural Products Act
ALBERTA MILK PLAN MINIMUM PRICE FOR  
SUB-CLASS 1A MILK ORDER
Filed: August 15, 2008
For information only:   Made by the Alberta Utilities Commission on August 15, 
2008 pursuant to section 5(4) of the Alberta Milk Plan Regulation  (AR 150/2002).
Minimum price for sub-class 1a milk
1   The minimum price for sub-class 1a milk to be paid by processors 
for a hectolitre of sub-class 1a milk is $87.29.
Repeal
2   The Alberta Milk Plan Minimum Price for Sub-class 1a Milk Order 
(AR 128/2008) is repealed.
Coming into force
3   This Order comes into force on September 1, 2008.