GOOD BEGINNINGS: Professional Development for Child Care Providers

“I thoroughly enjoyed the GOOD BEGINNINGS class. I learned a lot from the insights and experiences shared by our mentors and also through the exchange of ideas with my fellow students. The class provided me with very helpful information that made the licensing process less daunting. It was a great learning environment!”

Dyan Cortez                                                                 More Testimonials

It has been a long-term goal of BCFCCA to make quality training accessible to all  child care providers in the province of B.C. We sincerely believe, and research has shown, that training directly correlates to quality child care.

BCFCCA’s original Introduction to Family Day Care Course has long been recognized and recommended as part of the licensing process. As of November 2007, the licensing process requires  child care providers to have at least 20 hours of training related to child care. BCFCCA and licensing officers around the province recognize the value of the newly revised and expanded (2017) “GOOD BEGINNINGS: Professional Development for Child Care Providers” training. This curriculum meets the training requirements to qualify individuals to work in child care settings for children from birth to 12 years of age, such as:

  • Occasional Licensed Child Care
  • School-Age Licensed Group Child Care
  • Family Child Care

The Curriculum

Level One & Two (30-36 hours) Professional Development for  Child Care Providers


Level One (20-24 hours) Responsible Adult Course

  • Introduction to Child Care
  • Planning for Safety and Emergencies – Part 1
  • Planning for Safety and Emergencies – Part 2
  • Promoting Good Health and Nutrition
  • Exploring Children’s Development
  • Guiding Children’s Behaviour
  • Planning for Play and Learning
  • Let’s Play! Inspiring Children’s Experiences and Activities

Level Two (10-12 hours) The Business of Family Child Care
(Prerequisite: Level One)

  • Establishing Positive Relationships with Families and the Community
  • Your Family Child Care Business – Part 1
  • Your Family Child Care Business – Part 2
  • An Action Plan for Your Family Child Care

The GOOD BEGINNINGS courses will not only help you explore these areas of  Child Care, but will also guide you to create the policies and procedures necessary to develop your business, introduce you to a network of Family Child Care Providers, and provide you with resources and contacts specific to your family child care business.

For more information on the GOOD BEGINNINGS training contact us by phone at (604) 590-1497, reach us through our contact form or by e-mail at goodbeginnings@bcfcca.ca, or check out the course listings here.