5. In order to ensure the provision of educational childcare services, the educational program applied by a childcare provider must include activities aimed at
(1) fostering children’s overall development, particularly their emotional, social, moral, cognitive, language, physical and motor development;
(2) helping children gradually adapt to life in society and integrate a group harmoniously; and
(3) fostering children’s educational success, particularly by facilitating their transition into the school system.
The educational program must also include promotional and preventive elements aimed at providing an environment conducive to the development of a healthy lifestyle, healthy eating habits and behaviour that have a positive effect on the children’s health and well-being.
The Government determines, by regulation, any other element or service to be included in the educational program. It may, in the same way, prescribe a single program applicable in whole or in part to the childcare providers it determines and provide for program equivalencies.
2005, c. 47, s. 5; 2017, c. 31, s. 211.