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Subsidy is available for low to middle income families (a family has to be making more than $70,000 before they do not qualify for subsidy). Subsidy means that parents do not pay full fee for their space; how much subsidy they receive depends on their income. Visit find out more.

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PRE-SCHOOL, Possibly FREE ! Family With Incomes Less Than $35,000 qualify for Maximum Subsidy, which will FULLY PAY for our Pre-school !


Continuing Education Program funding for 2019/2020 is now available to all OUR caregivers!

Check out our announcement section for details !!

PRE-SCHOOL , Possible FREE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Family With Incomes Less Than

$35,000 qualify for Maximum Subsidy, which will FULLY PAY for our Pre-school !


Family Home Child Care has received a grant to help set up NEW caregivers in our area. We help set you up with First Aid training, supplies, fire extinguishers, first aid kits, equipment, toys etc.


Family Home Child Care Society Looking to hire a substitute Child Care Worker

Requirements: Must have or be willing to obtain:  Criminal/Vulnerable Sector Check
                                                                               Child Abuse Registry Check &
                                                                                First Aid Training – Level C

Salary: depends on education & experience

Education: ECE preferred and/or experience working with children


Assist with supervision of children in various indoor/outdoor activities (free play)
Assist children in age appropriate activities such as: art, games, washing hands
Assists maintaining a clean & safe environment for the children while present
Modeling appropriate behavior & promote healthy habits
Ensue all policies are followed (guidance, safety, confidentiality, etc.)
Assisting with housekeeping duties at days end

Send resumes to: Family Home Child Care Society
                             PO Box 351, 281 Foord Street, Stellarton NS, B0K 1S0           

                             Fax: 928-2253 or
                             Email: or

Register now for our Preschool Program 
Monday, Wednesday & Friday

Age: 3-5 years (3 by Dec 31)

SUBSIDY AVAILABLE​​ (Full Subsidy Rates for Pre-School is $13/Day)

Will drive children home at 11:30 within a reasonable distance from center


TO:                 Family Home Day Care Agencies and Family Home Day Care Providers
FROM:           Bronwen Lloyd,
                       A/Director, Early Childhood Development Services
DATE:            April 18, 2019
RE:                Continuing Education Program


 I am pleased to advise you that the family home day care providers interested in attaining an Early Childhood Education (ECE) credential part-time are eligible to participate in the Continuing Education Program as of April 1, 2019.

In order to receive Continuing Education Program funding for 2019/2020, the following criteria must be met:
The family home day care provider must take the courses towards obtaining:

Level 2 classification (ECE diploma)
Level 3 classification (Child & Youth Study, Mount St. Vincent University, undergraduate degree)
Level 1 classification
The Early Childhood Administrator Continuing Education Certificate Course from Mount St. Vincent University
Early Childhood Leadership Training Program from Nova Scotia Community College
Leadership en petite enfance from Université Sainte-Anne
The Inclusion and Intervention Diploma from Jane Norman College;

 All courses must be taken from the following Early Childhood Education programs:

Jane Norman College, Early Childhood Education
Mount Saint Vincent University, Child & Youth Study
Nova Scotia Community College, Early Childhood Studies
Nova Scotia College of Early Childhood Education
Island Career Academy
Université Sainte-Anne


For more information on the program criteria and funding allocations please read the 2019/2020 Continuing Education Program Terms and Conditions located on our website at:

Important! !

Quality Matter (QM), is a province-wide assessment program that will be used to determine eligibility for funding for licensed child care centers.

It is based on evidence-based research regarding the importance of quality early childhood education experiences for children and informed by international practices to support quality improvements in licensed child care centers.

A key component of implementing Quality Matters is finding ways to work in partnership with families. Collaboration with families provides an opportunity to strengthen our relationships and communication methods with families to build effective partnerships. If we involve families and communication that is open and honest, the quality improvement process will be affirming for all and have a positive impact on the quality of care and children’s learning experiences and outcomes.

Thank you in advance for helping us with Quality Matters. If you would like more information on Quality Matters please visit : for a series of videos explaining Quality Matters program as well as PDF documents of the Quality Matters booklets.