In the province of British Columbia there is legislation to protect children receiving care in licensed community care facilities. This legislation is the Community Care and Assisted Living Act and Child Care Licensing Regulation. Individuals providing care to more than two children, not related to them, are required to be licensed.
Care is defined as supervision that is provided to a child through a prescribed program.
· Group Child Care (under 36 months)
· Group Child Care (30 months to school age)
· Preschool (30 months to school age)
· Group Child Care (School Age)
· Family Child Care
· Multi Age Child Care
· In Home Multi Age Child Care
· Occasional Child Care
Licensing Officers inspect, license and monitor over 1000 licensed child care facilities in Island Health.
· Inspection Reports
· Filing a Complaint
· Contact your Local Licensing Office
As of May 2017, our electronic incident report form is live and available for use by licensed Child Care facilities across the island to submit their reportable incidents to Licensing.
If you submit your reportable incidents to Licensing electronically, please print out a copy for your own records and a copy to send to your funding body (if applicable). When you hit submit, the electronic incident report form is sent to Licensing only. If you have submitted an electronic incident report form, you do not have to send a hard copy of the form to Licensing.
Access the electronic Incident Reporting form.
How to use the e-Incident Form
Electronic Incident Form FAQs