Alberta Child Care

Dateset Description

This dataset contains inspection reports on child care programs in Alberta.

Child care programs in Alberta are either licensed under the Child Care Licensing Act (and include day care programs, preschool programs, group family child care programs, and out-of-school care programs) or approved by the Child and Family Services Region (approved family day home). The data contains program name, address and postal code, the capacity which indicates the maximum number of licensed/approved spaces a program is approved, accreditation status which indicates whether the child care program is Accredited (Y) or not Accredited (N) as recorded in the Ministry’s Child Care Information System.

Inspection reports include inspection date that an inspection was completed by a Child and Family Services licensing officer or contract manager, inspection reason which indicates the type of inspection visit. Licensing Officers visit child care programs for a number of reasons including scheduled inspections and complaint investigations. Non-Compliance identifies the non-compliance to the Child Care Licensing Regulation that was issued to a licensed child care program during an inspection. Non-compliances issued to a family day home agency reflect Agency non-compliances as well as family day home provider non-compliances, identified during the Region’s review of 10% of the agency’s providers. Regulation schedule type specifies the section of the Child Care Licensing Regulation or Family Day Home Standards that was not in compliance. Enforcement Action identifies the type of enforcement action issued. Remedy Date identifies when the non-compliance was remedied by the child care program/agency.