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Family Child Care Orientation Course

The Family Child Care Orientation Course (FCCOC) is the National Level I Family Child Care Training Course developed by Lee Dunster and the Canadian Child Care Federation. It covers the care and education of children ages birth through 12 years of age in a family child care setting. There are 12 units:

  • Your Child Care Home
  • Safety
  • Health
  • Nutrition
  • Child Development
  • Child Guidance
  • Helping Children Grow and Develop
  • The Child Care Day
  • The Business of Family Home Child Care
  • Starting Off Right
  • Partnerships with Parents
  • Connecting with the Community

There is a choice of a quiz or an activity at the end of each unit to be sent to the Registrar for assessment. Once all quizzes or assignments are assessed as complete you will be eligible to receive Family Child Care classification.

The course is offered on a semester-basis, three times per year - Fall (September through December); Winter (January through April); Summer (May through August).

Contact AECENL for information regarding registration and fees.

If you have accessed the course through an organization other than AECENL please check with AECENL prior to beginning to ensure that your completion certificate will be acceptable for certification purposes.