A daycare centre is a legal person (non-profit organization, cooperative or business corporation), a natural person or an Aboriginal band council providing educational childcare services in a facility. Its board of directors is composed of at least seven members, at least two thirds of whom are user parents or future users of the services provided by the childcare centre (CPE).
The childcare services offered by childcare centres (CPE) are subsidized; the spaces offered by childcare centres (CPE) therefore essentially are reduced-contribution spaces for parents.
Getting involved on the board of directors of a childcare centre (CPE)
You can get involved on the board of directors of the childcare centre (CPE) your child attends to:
- oversee the sound management of services, programs and resources;
- define policies and set objectives;
- adopt the educational program.
New training for board members
A new offering of training for members of the boards of directors of childcare centres (CPE) and Home Childcare Coordinating Offices (CO) has been developed by the Continuing Education Departments of Cégep Marie-Victorin and Cégep de Drummondville, in collaboration with the Ministère de la Famille.
Effective from the beginning of 2014, childcare centre (CPE) and CO board members will be able to benefit from training on varied themes, which will relevantly address the governance issues encountered in the course of their mandate. To equip the participants concretely, different activities are included on the program (case studies, role play, group discussions, etc.). Lasting two hours, this training with flexible time slots can also be available on request, at certain locations outside the educational institutions.
To obtain the dates and the detailed training offering, you can visit the Cégep Marie-Victorin website, the Cégep de Drummondville website, or the website of the CEGEP closest to you.
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