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Are you looking to open your own home-based day care?

4Pillar Online School is proud to offer our Home Day Care Course that allows you to take care of children in your own home.

Registered home-based day cares in BC can take children from birth to 12 years old, with a maximum group size of 7 children. 

Qualifications include:

  • 19 years of age or older
  • Able to provide care and mature guidance to children
  • 20 hours of child care-related training (Responsible Adult Course)
  • Relevant work experience
  • Valid first aid certificate
  • Clear criminal record check.

Home Day Care Course Details

The Home Day Care Course is a certified Family Day Care training that gives caregivers the qualifications necessary to open a day care in their own home.

Through interactive sessions, this course covers licensing rules, business planning, marketing, policies and procedures, and parent information packages. The course also shows how to plan your day care, design your space, incorporate activity centres, day care schedules, as well as child development, guidance, health, safety and nutrition.

The course covers general licensing child care requirements for opening a home day care, and specifically goes in depth regarding the licensing requirements in British Columbia. For all other provinces in Canada, and US states, we provide links to provincial / state licensing offices that explain the child care licensing guidelines with contact details.

Our Home Day Care Course online training qualifies caregivers to open a home day care for themselves. This course is self paced. Students can begin the lessons when it’s convenient for them, and complete when they are ready. There is no time limit, and you have life-time access to the course. 

WorkBC Funding


Our Online Home Day Care Course may be sponsored by WorkBC.  This means government funding may be available through local employment centres to take this course.  Applicants must be active job seekers and apply to be clients of their local employment centre.   Visit our Government Funding page for more details.


Responsible Adult Course Funding through WorkBC


The 4Pillar Online School has made this training easy to access! Our WorkBC centre has purchased seats for Responsible Adult training for our clients, and 4Pillar is always supportive and responsive in ensuring the training rolls out as expected! There is also real-time support for students, if this is needed. 4Pillar has become our go-to for Responsible Adult training for our clients!

Angela Williams
Centre Manager
WorkBC Maple Ridge

Home Day Care Course is Available

 in over 100 Languages

Online Course Translation


Take the online Open a Day Care Course in the language of your choice!

Just email us and we will email you the course in your requested language.

Study online in your native language.


This online course is very informative and easy to follow. I like the Quiz in each section at the end to review what I’ve learned.  Also, I can learn this both in English & my first language which is very helpful to understand. 

Your Instructor

Roxanne Penner

Roxanne is the owner of 4Pillar Early Learning Centre in Powell River, BC.

She is a licensed Early Childhood Educator, workshop facilitator and ECE trainer.  She also works as a family coach and has been active as a foster parent through the Ministry of Children and families for over 17 years.

Roxanne has been teaching the skills for the Open a Home Day Care Course via in-person workshops for over 10 years.

Now this course is available online for those whose schedule or location does not permit them from taking the training in person.

Participants must be at least 19 years old to register, complete all lessons and pass the final exam with a satisfactory mark in order to receive a Responsible Adult Course certificate of completion.

Please note, instructor Roxanne Penner makes herself available by email during your course to answer any questions you may have.

Home Day Care Course Curriculum

Responsible Adult Course Required

Are you looking to open your own home-based daycare?  Having the Responsible Adult Course training is a requirement for owners and staff if your daycare is in BC.

If you would like to take the Responsible Adult course training as well, we have a special price for purchasing both courses.  Regularly priced at $350, you can buy as a bundle and pay only $220.

Click here to access bundle pricing.

How to Get Started

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Was $225 – Now only $150

Special Price During COVID19 Pandemic

More Student Testimonials



This online course is very informative and easy to follow. I like the Quiz in each section at the end to review what I’ve learned.  Also, I can learn this both in English & my first language which is very helpful to understand.   

I strongly recommend this course to everyone include whose English as a second language.

Yumi Y.



I found the courses thorough and easy to follow. I received my certificate right away and was able to find employment the following day. This was convenient and affordable. Would recommend to everyone!


Shannon Holt


Hey there Roxanne,

Love the customer service and keeping in contact with all the students! Loved that it was easy to understand and I could use it for my job, but also I  everyday life. I was able to start the course in Canada and finish it on my vacation to Thailand! All I needed was my phone and an internet connection 🙂  

Thank you and kind regards,
Noelle  Nesdoly


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?


This course is completely self-paced – you decide when you start and when you finish. A course certificate is granted upon successful completion of the final exam.


How long do I have access to the course?


After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like – across any and all devices you own.


Can I contact you directly with my question?


Yes, please send your inquiry to Roxanne at 4pillaronlineschool@gmail.com


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