How to use this site
The Day Nurseries Act for Child Care Supervisors of Ontario
website presents key licensing requirements for licensed, centre-based child care programs in Ontario using text, photos, videos and interactive graphics in a user-friendly format. It provides users with:
- plain-language licensing requirements;
- rationale for legislated requirements;
- samples of good practices which could be incorporated into licensed child care programs.
The site is divided into several main sections which can be accessed by clicking on the horizontal tabs:
- Child care setting
- Checklists and sample forms
- Prospective operators
- Alterations to existing programs
The Child care setting
tab presents a virtual child care centre. Select a room on the left (or click on any room on the floor map) to enter and explore the room and its features.
For each room, click on the icons (or on the highlighted areas in the room) to learn more about the licensing requirements for each item.
To access all features on the Day Nurseries Act for Supervisors of Ontario website, please refer to the minimum hardware and software requirements below.
Minimum hardware requirements
A computer with a processor speed of X86 or X64 or higher
At least 256 MB of RAM
Supported Internet browsers
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher
Mozilla Firefox 1.5 or higher
Safari 3.0 or higher
Adobe Flash version 9.0 or higher must be installed in order to play the videos on the website. Click on the logo below to download and install this free software.
Internet connection speed
To ensure quality viewing of videos, a high speed internet connection is recommended.
For dialup connections a minimal modem connection of 300Kbps is required. A slower connection speed will produce limited results.