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Types of Care
The first big decision facing you is the type of care you want for your child. Perhaps the hominess of a family child care home appeals to you or the chance for socialization in a child care center. Each form of care has something to offer your family.  

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1. Registered License Not Required Family Child Care (RLNR)
Providers are registered with a Child Care Resource and Referral Program. They can care for 2 children or a sibling group, not related to themselves by blood or marriage, at any one time. Registration means they have met a number of provincial standards.
2. Group Child Care serves children from 30 months to school age, and children from birth to 36 months.
3. Multi-age Child Care is similar to Group Care but serves children from birth to age 12.
4. Licensed Family Child Care is offered in the child care provider's own home, and serves a maximum of 7 children from birth to age 12.
5. Group Child Care (School Age) serves school age children (including kindergarten) who require care outside normal school hours.
6. Preschools serve children from 30 months to school entry. Preschools are part-day programs (maximum 4 hours), typically operating on the school-year, September to June. 

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