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Children in childcare services

The experiences that take place in children's different living and learning environments have an impact on their development. The vast majority of children in Québec will visit an educational child care service regulated by the Ministère de la Famille at one time or another before they start school. It is a known fact that quality childcare services promote early childhood development. The Ministère defines orientations and produces tools and guidelines whose main principles can generally also apply to children's other environments.

Accueillir la petite enfance is an educational program that serves as the basis for sustaining the quality of childcare services [insert link to document]. It is used as reference for people working in daycare centres. It also aims to promote the educational consistency between daycares and other sectors working with young children.

The other documents included in this section are guides intended for daycare services to support various areas of childhood development and promote the integration of special clienteles.

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May 10, 2019