- Self-Paced, No Time Limit
- Certificate Delivered Immediately
- Call or Email with Questions
- Take Course on Any Device
- Child Development
- Classroom Activators
- Learning Through Play
- Guiding Behaviour
- Health, Safety & Nutrition
- Certificate Provided in English
- Call or Email Anytime for Assistance
- Visit Your Local Employment Centre to Request Funding for This Course
- Applicants must be active job seekers
What is a Responsible Adult?
The BC Child Care Licensing Regulation defines a Responsible Adult as a person who is qualified to act as a responsible adult under section 29 which requires a responsible adult to: be at least 19 years of age be able to provide care and mature guidance to children have completed a course, or a combination of courses, of at least 20 hours duration in child development, guidance, health and safety or nutrition, and have relevant work experience.
Who Can Work as a Responsible Adult?
A responsible adult is a person who is 19 years of age, has completed at least 20 hours of training, has experience working with children, and can provide care and mature guidance to children.
Why Does a Responsible Adult Need Training?
It is important that people who work with children have current training so that children who attend a licensed child care facility receive the best possible care and have a healthy start to life.
What Sort of Training is Needed to Qualify as a Responsible Adult?
Section 29 of the BC Child Care Licensing Regulation requires at least 20 hours of training in the subject area of child development, guidance, health and safety or nutrition.
Does Responsible Adult Training Have to be a College or University course?
No; individuals may be trained in a variety of ways – online, in workshops, conferences, seminars or classes offered through local recreation centres, or through working with an experienced child care provider who can share knowledge and skills. Head Start Online Schools’ online Responsible Adult Course is 20 hours in length, meets the BC Child Care Licensing requirements, and is in the process of being accredited.
Do I Need to Renew the Responsible Adult Course Training at Any Point?
No, the 20 hour Responsible Adult Course is a one-time requirement. However, continuing to update skills and knowledge enhances an individuals ability to provide quality care to individuals.
Can a Person Work as a Responsible Adult Before They Have Completed the Responsible Adult Course?
Yes, it may be possible; however, licensees must discuss this with a licensing officer to ensure understanding and compliance with the Act and regulation. A licensee should develop a training schedule and help staff plan to meet this requirement.
Who Can I Contact For More Information?
Call Head Start Online School at 604-426-1243 or email email@example.com. You can also contact the local health authority community care licensing program and speak with a licensing officer.
When Does the Responsible Adult Course Begin?
Head Start Online School’s online Responsible Adult Course is self-paced. This means the course begins when you are ready to login, and you complete the course after you have gone through all the lessons. There are no set dates, no time limits, and you have lifetime access to the training materials.