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Is there a DSS regulation which requires two caregivers in the infant and toddler rooms?

I am wondering if there is a DSS regulation which requires two adults (caregivers) in the room at all times in infant and toddler rooms, regardless of number of children. For example in a toddler room 1 to 6 ratio, can you have one teacher and 6 […]

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Are children required to keep shoes and socks on during rest time at licensed child care facilities?

Are children required to keep shoes and socks on during rest time at licensed child care facilities? The simple answer is that there are no regulations with regard to children keeping shoes and socks on while resting. There are some people who believe there must be a […]

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If I wanted to become a licensed childcare provider can I have children of different ages in the same room?

If I wanted to become a licensed childcare provider can I have children of different ages in the same room? I was thinking of building on to my house and I was just wondering if I chose to have this add on are there any reasons why […]

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Does it matter what type of lock is used regarding locking cabinets that have medicine or cleaners?

Our Question is regarding locking cabinets that have medicine or cleaners in it. Does it matter what type of lock is used? We are having trouble with our “keyed locks” having keys break off in them. Can we use a latch type lock (sliding with a chain). […]

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Is it legal for us to use tables with the chair connected in the table?

Is it legal for us to use tables with the chair connected in the table? If I am interpreting your question correctly, you are asking if regulations prevent the use of table and chair combinations. Not being a lawyer, I cannot offer you legal advice, but I […]

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Are Cribs Allowed in Our Toddler Room?

I was wanting to know if cribs were allowed in our toddler room. We have parents who have requested that their one year old stay in cribs and not be on a mat. Unfortunately, at one year old, the child will move from our baby room and […]

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Requirements for Children in Child Care Programs to Wear Shoes While Indoors

Can you please provide information on any requirements for children in child care programs to wear shoes while indoors? I have heard conflicting information on this issue and would like some clarification. Thank you. It’s not unusual for someone to interpret best practice as being something that […]

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Clarification regarding licensing’s interpretation of “developmentally appropriate” sleeping equipment for children under 12 months

Can you please provide some clarification regarding licensing’s interpretation of “developmentally appropriate” sleeping equipment for children under 12 months and if there is an age recommendation for using mats/cots for children under 12 months? Thanks in advance for your response. When the new crib law became mandatory […]

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Are we allowed to use cot sheets?

Are we allowed to use cot sheets or not on cots? We have some that cover the entire cot and others that have elastic in the corners. We have had conflicting information on this and would prefer to use sheets. There are regulations for the use of […]

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Is it appropriate to use epsom salt in art activities?

  I would like to ask if it is appropriate to use epsom salt in art activities?  no credit check loans ontario Epsom Salts are classified as an over-the-counter medication and should not be used for art projects due to regulations. There are some risks to exposure […]

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