The Ministère de la Famille has encouraged and supported the introduction of a one-stop access service for childcare services, known as
La Place 0-5, to simplify the process for parents seeking childcare services.
For parents: One-stop access to all recognized childcare services
- As of September 1, 2018, La Place 0-5 has become the only access point for parents to register their children with a recognized childcare provider in Québec1 (childcare centre, day care centre and home childcare provider).
- La Place 0-5 provides parents with easier access to and transparent information on the admission priorities of childcare providers, to help them make sound decisions based on their own, specific needs.
- La Place 0-5 helps parents to find childcare spaces by providing information on childcare providers. By signing up to the service, parents choose their preferences for a childcare provider. The services offered by La Place 0-5 are free of charge.
For recognized childcare services: A requirement
As of September 1, 2018, all childcare centres, subsidized day care centres, non-subsidized day care centres and home childcare providers1 are now required to join La Place 0-5 and must sign childcare agreements exclusively with parents who have signed up to the one-stop access service.
1 Service providers in Aboriginal territories are not required to use the one-stop access service.
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