Draft Regulation to amend the Educational Childcare Regulation | Protecteur du Citoyen
September 18, 2013

Draft Regulation to amend the Educational Childcare Regulation

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The Québec Ombudsman has examined the draft regulation of the Ministère de la Famille which seeks, among other objectives, to strengthen the measures designed to protect the health and safety of children who attend the network of educational childcare services.

We applaud the Department's efforts in this regard. Nevertheless, we find that certain issues remain unresolved and we have formulated some recommendations with regard to the staff who work in childcare services, the obligation to provide a certificate of compliance after renovation work, the offer and lack of assessment of the educational program, the retention period for drug administration information, the concept of toys "adapted to the age of the children" and the recognition process for home childcare resources.