Home Daycare Course

Open a Family Daycare in Your Home


Sign Up for the Home Daycare Course and Receive the Responsible Adult Course for Free!


40 Hour Self-Paced Online Training

Study Online

Get Certified to Open a Home Daycare

Learn Business Practices and Licensing Requirements

How to Set Up Your Childcare Space

Indoor and Outdoor Activities and More

No Set Start Date, Study at Your Convenience

Available in Over 100 Languages

Government Funded by WorkBC

Contact Us Anytime with Questions

Access on Any Device

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

Over 4200 Students Have Graduated From Our Programs!

Referral program

The Home Daycare course is a valuable informational resource for those seeking to establish a Family Daycare within their residence.

This comprehensive training covers the core business principles required to operate a successful home daycare, providing clear guidance on licensing regulations and compliance with local laws.

Our training offers instruction on how to best configure a home environment for child safety and enrichment, alongside a curriculum of age-appropriate activities.

By equipping participants with the necessary knowledge and practical insights, aspiring childcare providers can position themselves for success in the childcare field.

Course Curriculum


1. Introduction

2. Licensing

3. Business Aspects

4. Policies and Procedures

5. Parent Information Package

6. Parent Caregiver Relations

7. Planning Your Day Care

8. Nutrition

9. Activity Centres

10. Opening Your Home Day Care

11. Child Development

12. Ages and Stages

13. Home Day Care Safety

14. Final Exam


Head Start Online School Instructor



Instructed by Mariah Hunter, our course offers comprehensive support to ensure students get the most out of their training.

Should you require technical assistance with login or troubleshooting, guidance with language set-up, clarification on course content, or help with exam-related inquiries, Mariah is available via email to support you.

We are committed to student success and are pleased to provide personalized assistance for your individual needs.

Any Device

The Responsible Adult Course is Fully Responsive


Key Points

19 Years of Age or Older

Login Instructions Sent by Email

Flexible Start, No Set Dates

Receive Certificate for Job Search

Training for Everyone

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Course Available in Over 100 Languages!

We are committed to inclusivity. Our courses can be taken in over 100 languages.

Students can take the multiple-choice final exam in the language of their preference. Certificates are provided in English.

Should you require any assistance or have inquiries regarding the course or examination we are happy to assist you.

Your success is our priority.  Our goal is to create a seamless and accommodating educational experience.

      Responsible Adult Course BC






      Receive Government Funding

      WorkBC funds our Home Day Care Course training, demonstrating a shared commitment to empowering active job seekers in the field of childcare.

      Individuals interested in participating in this program are encouraged to visit their local employment center to request assistance for this course.

      Eligibility for government funding requires applicants to be actively seeking employment and to be a permanent resident of Canada.

      We collaborate with WorkBC to provide accessible, high-quality training to those looking to enhance their professional skills in home daycare.

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      The Responsible Adult Course online training I took was very valuable. The information I learned through this course helps me in my current job.

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      Melia D.

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      After getting the certification, I was able to find a job at a daycare!

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      Catherine Toth

      I strongly recommend this course to everyone who speaks English as a second language.
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      Frequently Asked Questions

      Is the Home Day Care Training a Certified Course?

      Our online Home Daycare Course meets BC childcare licensing guidelines and qualifies students for the training requirments for opening a home day care.  Students are to visit a Child Care Referral and Resource Centre to complete the licensing process.

      Will this course qualify me to open a day care in my home?

      To open a home daycare in BC students are required to take their Responsible Adult training, Home Day Care training and Child Safe First aid and CPR.

      How old do I have to be to have a home day care?

      19 years or older.

      Do I Need to renew the Home Day Care Training?

      The online Home Day Care Course and the online Responsible Adult Course are one-time trainings, no renewals are required.

      Who Can I Contact For More Information?

      Email Head Start Online School learnwithheadstart@gmail.com.

      When does the Home Day Care Course Begin?

      The online Home Day Care Course is self-paced. The course begins when you login, and you complete the course when you are ready. There are no set dates, no time limits, and you have lifetime access to the training materials.