Good Beginnings – Professional Development for Child Care Providers




Learn to start and operate your own Home-based Child Care Center, or qualify as a ‘Responsible Adult’ to work in a variety of child care settings such as School Age Care, Family Drop-In Centers, Childminding, Occasional Child care and/or as support in Licensed Child Care facilities. This course provides comprehensive training, ensuring quality child care and the successful management of a Family Child Care Business. Topics include Child Care in BC, Child Development, Behaviour Guidance, Program Planning and Health Safety and Nutrition, along with the business practices of Family Child Care such as record keeping, family and community partnerships, and developing a parent package including policies and contractual agreements. This course offers a certificate of completion that is recognized by the Community Care Facilities Licensing as part of the Licensing process for Family Childcare as well as the 20hr ‘Responsible Adult’ qualification.


  • Good Beginnings Level 1 & 2 (Responsible Adult, plus the Business of Operating a family Child Care Centre
  • Good Beginnings Level 1 only

This course is designed for students interested in opening their own family child care business or pursuing work in the child care field as a qualified ‘Responsible Adult’. This course meets the current provincial training requirements and incorporates new and up-to-date information regarding Child Care Licensing Regulations and Standards of Practice. Level 1 and Level 2 together provide comprehensive training, ensuring quality childcare and the successful management of a family child care business.

A certificate issued by Burnaby CCE will be granted following satisfactory completion of this course.

Course fee includes workbook.


Students should meet all the following prerequisites before registering:

  • Students must be at least 19 years old
  • Fluency in written and spoken English – English language assessment is available at all information sessions
  • Students will not be accepted into level 2, unless they have successfully completed level 1


A certificate will be issued upon successful completion of the course.

To graduate, students must meet all the following requirements:

  • Attendance at all sessions
  • Successful completion of all course assignments


After receiving a certificate from this course, many students have successfully opened their own family child care business!
Others have been able to find fulfilling jobs in a variety of licensed child care centers that require a certificate of ‘20 hr. Responsible Adult’.


I would recommend this course, not just for starting a family daycare but for learning to understand children.
I had the best time ever. It was a great class.
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